[MlMt] dealing with large mailboxes

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.net
Tue Jan 1 20:27:12 EST 2019

On 1 Jan 2019, at 16:25, Bill Cole wrote:

> On 1 Jan 2019, at 15:48, Randy Bush wrote:
>> so my SO keeps all sent mail etc.  the ~/mail/Sent folder has 97,000
>> messages going back to 2000 or so.  mailmate is starting to choke and
>> fail every few days.
>> if she creates ~/mail/old/Sent mailmate will still see and have to
>> deal with it.
>> how are folk dealing with this?
> Split them up into archival mailboxes by date and/or correspondents.

I guess by date might work.  I used to keep them by project and some 
other topics (e.g., kids' schools).  But that was easier with Nostalgy, 
which let me seed a completion list of email boxes as the place to save, 
rather than the way rules just guess, and I don't have any way of 
knowing where my archive rules have put emails.  I mean, I know I can 
look in the *intended* destination, but I don't have time to do that all 
the time, and if the rule does *not* do what I expect, then I have to go 
through a searching rigamarole.

That's ok -- I think the MailMate way is to use search instead of 
folder-ing, but it takes some getting used to.

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