[MlMt] Memory usage

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Wed May 12 01:45:13 EDT 2021

On 2021-05-12 01:49:06 (+0800), Tracy Valleau wrote:
> 3 million messages !  Do you really need all of them actively online?

I can't speak for Patrik but I find it a lot easier to simply keep them 
all "actively online" than to try to decide which ones to archive.  
Before I used MailMate, I rotated some of my larger mailboxes annually 
(and some more often) and it was a huge hassle (with ugly perl scripts) 
to find anything.

> If not, and you are just archiving them, with only the need for 
> infrequent access, you might want to consider something like 
> MailSteward.
> https://mailsteward.com/
> 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.)

If MailMate weren't so good (or didn't exist), I'd probably be all over 
this. :)  This sounds great.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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