Fresh copy of large maildir

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Wed Jul 6 09:18:03 BST 2011

On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 03:13:36 -0400, Ethan Glasser-Camp <glasse at> wrote:
> On 07/05/2011 04:11 PM, Christoph Höger wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have some fairly large maildirs now (> 2GB) and running offlineimap 
> > plainly on them is quite ... slow.
> >
> > So here's my question:
> >
> > 1. Is there some optimization for such a task (e.g. compressing bulks 
> > of messages) already present or would that be a completely new work?
> IDLE support should really help with this.  Scanning will still be slow, 
> but with proper and robust IDLE support, we won't need to scan as often 
> (or ever?).  You'd also get new messages much quicker.

Sure, IDLE can help to get messages quickly. I still think that a
combination of folderfilter and "quick" syncing mode will cover most of
the needs and be simpler. Just try the command line options
"-f 'INBOX, Trash' -q" to see the difference.

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