#465 ✓bluesky
Matthew Hodgson

Mailmate seems to grind to a complete halt on large mail accounts

Reported by Matthew Hodgson | October 24th, 2013 @ 02:14 PM

I have a personal imap folder tree with about 150K mail (~30GB of mail; 10 years) hosted on a cyrus server over around ~100 folders. I also have loads of mailing lists and other users' folders via Shared namespaces, which comes to around 2.5M mail and ~30,000 folders in total.

Launching Mailmate seems to almost instantly render the app unresponsive, and it doesn't seem to even be talking much to the network. I have no choice than to force-quit/kill -9 it. The only logging I can find is a hang trace containing some of the most evil boost backtraces I've ever seen: http://arasphere.net/MailMate_2013-10-24-150020_echo.hang :)

Given I want online IMAP access with minimal offline caching, am I wasting my time trying to use MailMate? For reference, Thunderbird copes relatively okay (but gets sluggish and chews all the memory in the world when manipulating large folders); Mulberry works relatively well but is horribly archaic; Alpine/pine work fine too but even more archaic. Right now I'm hoping to escape Thunderbird for something actually written in Cocoa...

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  • benny

    benny October 24th, 2013 @ 07:52 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “bluesky”

    Yes, you are probably wasting your time. MailMate can handle 150K emails (initial synchronization will take some time), but MailMate is far from being able to handle 2.5M emails. The 30K folders is likely also to be a problem (since I never tried that many).

    MailMate is a fully offline email client and as you indicate, you should be looking for a fully online email client.

    I'm sorry MailMate is not useful to you (and is unlikely to ever be so). I hope you didn't waste too much time trying out MailMate.

    And yes, boost backtraces are horrible.

  • Matthew Hodgson

    Matthew Hodgson October 24th, 2013 @ 07:58 PM

    fair enough - I hoped that if I excluded the shared folder tree I might be in with a shot (it wouldn't be the end of the world to keep the ~30GB of non-shared mail synchronised locally)?

  • benny

    benny October 24th, 2013 @ 08:05 PM

    As noted 150K messages should work (I have users with up to 500K messages, but I think they are really pushing it to the limit with some very powerful machines). The number of gigabytes is not an issue. The bottleneck is the number of messages. That is, by the way, a very large average message size (> 200KB).

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