[imp] Will IMAP be supported again? [RESOLVED]

Gary W. Smith gary at primeexalia.com
Thu Apr 27 08:37:39 PDT 2006

For capacity reasons we switched from uw-imap to Cyrus some time ago.
At first we were worried that we would have to create all of the
accounts manually but this was not the case.  There is an autocreate
setting in Cyrus to include default quota, etc.

We then found a script for porting all of the imap contents from one
server to another allowing us to just copy all of the original email.
It wasn't trivial but it was to complex either.

We switched because we have many mailboxes that are 1gb plus.
Unfortunately our line of business requires this space and more.
Because uw-imap is a single file per mailbox/folder we found significant
performance issues on these boxes (1mm+ load times weather using imp or
another imap client).  We have a 7gb email account that works just like
all of our 20mb email accounts under horde.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: imp-bounces at lists.horde.org [mailto:imp-bounces at lists.horde.org]
> Behalf Of Chris H.
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 7:15 AM
> To: Adrian Chadd
> Cc: imp at lists.horde.org
> Subject: Re: [imp] Will IMAP be supported again? [RESOLVED]
> Quoting Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au>:
> > On Thu, Apr 27, 2006, Chris H. wrote:
> >> I was able to resolve the inability to authenticate against the
> >> imaps server. But life is *alot* slower on horde-3.11 and IMP-4.1
> >> than it was on horde-3.09. Alot slower.
> >
> > I've found that some places in the IMP codebase still seem to want
> > to walk the entire "folder" space from UW-IMAP even though the
> > for namespaces is in place. This results in logins seeming to take
> > forever since IMP was walking the whole homedirectory.
> >
> > I've found and squished a couple of these in my local IMP  tree
> > but I haven't had time to upgrade to the latest code in the IMP
> > branch. Hopefully I'll find the one place which still tries to read
> > whole homedirectory through UW-IMAP somehow and squish that. :)
> Speaking of UW-IMAP hacks, you might be interested in these:
> http://wiki.horde.org/ImpUWIMAPNamespaces
> http://wiki.horde.org/ImpImapConfig
> I've continued to use UW-IMAP for all these years because I've
> become comfortable with it. That's a big plus when you're
> administering a huge server farm. But today, I've decided that
> the hack-and-dash routines required to keep UW-IMAP up to snuff
> have outlived their usefulness and have become more of a liability
> than an asset. So I'm in search of a replacement. I need
> something that is *intended* to be configurable and thereby
> easily lends itself to adjustment. Visually parsing the source
> (as is required to configure so much of UW-IMAP) just doesn't
> get it. The lack of doc's doesn't help either. I kept hoping
> that that scenerio would change. But I'm done waiting. :)
> Thanks for your input.
> --Chris H.
> >
> >
> >
> > Adrian
> >
> >
> --
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