[lug] imap performance

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Fri Feb 7 14:29:58 MST 2003

I have users complaining about slow performance of the mail server.  I'm
using UW-IMAPD.  Usually they have large mail spools (large => greater
than 50MB and about 4000-5000 messages).  Should I tell them to file
their mail and pare down their inboxes, or should I look for something

Alternatively, is there an optimal size for mailbox files?  Is there a
size that doesn't cause massive slow downs, but doesn't require having
lots of little mailbox files


More information about the LUG mailing list