[MlMt] Memory usage

Tracy Valleau tracy at dlsi.biz
Tue May 11 13:49:06 EDT 2021

3 million messages !  Do you really need all of them actively online?

If not, and you are just archiving them, with only the need for infrequent access, you might want to consider something like MailSteward.


I've been using it for over a decade, and it has never lost an email. That allows me to remove the email from my server, and keep significantly less than 3 million "on hand."

(For three million messages, you'd want the full mySQL version.)


On 11 May 2021, at 9:00, mailmate-request at lists.freron.com wrote:
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> Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 09:10:32 +0200
> From: Patrik Fältström <paf at frobbit.se>
> To: MailMate Users <mailmate at lists.freron.com>
> Subject: [MlMt] Memory usage
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> I have been looking at the memory usage of mailmate throughout the years. I have concluded it "uses lots of memory".
> I have four imap accounts where specifically one have lots of messages. In total I have 2.988.939 messages, and MailMate eats 4.34GByte of memory about half an hour after starting.

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