[MlMt] dealing with large mailboxes
paf at frobbit.se
Tue Jan 1 16:05:43 EST 2019
On 1 Jan 2019, at 21:48, 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?
I have a 2nd IMAP account that I move mail to. That account do have all mail, in folders by year and month. Not more than 15-20k/mailbox, but tons of mailboxes. Easy to search still.
I.e. I deal with it by splitting into multiple mailboxes.
Why I have two accounts? Well, so that when I do normal search I only search in the "recent email" IMAP server while "search all mail" will search also the backup map account with the large number of email.
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