Thunderbird Problem

ruscook ruscook_oz at
Mon Jun 26 11:49:04 UTC 2006

Hi Scott/Wade

Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 14:24:01 -0500 Wade Smart <wade at> wrote:
>> 06252006 1421 GMT-6
>> My largest file under ./mozilla-thunderbird is 173.2 MB
>> That 50,000 is the number of email messages in one folder.
>> Im using Gnome. I tried Evolution but just couldnt get the
>> hang of it - and it wasnt as easy as Thunderbird.
>  - Switch to a mail program that supports a more scalable file format 
> (maildir is one, there may be others).  
Maildir works very well! I download mail including mail  lists like 
Ubuntu with fetchmail, and then access them with thunderbird (imap 
protocol using dovecot on my server - no reason it wouldn't work 
locally). I checked my archive folder for Ubuntu for 2005, over 48000 
messages and the screen refreshed in less than 6 secs a message selected 
at random from the window opened in another 4 secs.

evolution creates more indexes than thunderbird and works even faster.

Kind Regards Russell
Linux user #369094

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