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A lot of that depends on the server... I believe you're using
the UW server which is about the worst possible choice for such
large amounts of mail.
I have 2-3 hundred megabytes on my server and don't have any problems
so it ought to be possible to handle 3 gigabytes without it taking
Messenger doesn't really pretend that directories don't exist, it
just give a full recursive listing of the available folders. Unlike
many clients it also watches all folders for new messages because
many people filter mail so that it doesn't all end up in the INBOX.
The Newsbase protocol essentially requires that all folders are
polled at startup anyway, even if they aren't being watched for
new mail. I have added a cache to help with that overhead, which
is your main problem as I understand it as ongoing polls happen
in the background.
I know that you had problems with the cache on your Iyonix, but
as far as I can find from searching my mail you never replied to my
last email on that subject (sent at 21:03 on 31st August 2003).
Well Colin has now put in the tree view but at the moment it
doesn't wait until tree nodes are opened poll the groups, partly
because it displays message counts against the collapsed tree
It ought to be possible to expand the subscription system used
for newsgroups to mail folders when tree view is in use, but the
message counts on collapsed tree would be lost. Also a side effect
of that system is that once you've expanded a tree it would carry on
polling those groups even after you've collapsed it. Stopping that
would require further extensions to the message protocol.
I fail to understand what you expect me to do with Tapirmail or Pluto...
Tom Hughes ( XXXX@XXXXX.COM )