why an SQL Database?

Scott (angrykeyboarder) geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com
Sun Nov 25 02:36:30 UTC 2007

Caleb Marcus spake thusly:
> On Sat, 2007-11-24 at 19:06 -0700, Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
>> is would work with IMAP?  I switched to IMAP from POP
>>  a year ago and I've learned that IMAP (while better for my needs) isn't
>> quite what I thought it was gonna be (it's slow and search is *beyond*
>> slow - compared to POP).

> IMAP's advantage is also its greatest disadvantage... since all the mail
> resides on the server, searching through undownloaded headers takes a
> long time as the client has to download every message in order to search
> it.


> If you use something like Gmail that has a web client that offers
> search, that can help,

I reeeeally dislike webmail (I know I need to join the 21st century..).

> but if you don't, you'll have to either set it to
> download the full message every time. I think IMAP might offer a way of
> telling the server to run the search for you, but I'm not sure... either
> way, I'm not using a client that supports it, so it doesn't really
> matter to me.

You mean you're not using a client that supports that kind of search? I
ask because I note you're using Evolution (which supports IMAP itself).

I use Thunderbird and I've found I like it better (especially for IMAP)
than Evolution or Kmail.

I've never used an OS I didn't (dis)like.
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