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From: Erik Colson <>
Subject: Re: maildir and gnus
Date: Wed, 04 May 2022 14:31:54 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Eric S. Fraga's message of "Fri, 08 Apr 2022 14:13:41 +0100")

Eric S Fraga <> writes:

> On Friday,  8 Apr 2022 at 14:34, Erik Colson wrote:
>> Some years ago I used Gnus extensively but eventually moved to mu4e for
>> speed reasons.
>> Today I'm reconsidering Gnus.  What is the recommended setup for mbsync
>> with local maildir usage?  Is speed still an issue?
> Hi Erik,
> speed can be an issue with nnmaildir.  It depends on what mbsync does to
> file update times in the various maildir directories.  I switched to
> nnml for my local email storage as it's a lot more efficient.  For
> nnmaildir, my groups had to be rescanned every time and this operation
> takes O(n^4) time, where n is the number of emails in the group.  The
> rescanning was necessary, in my case, because I was using unison to keep
> 3-4 systems in sync which meant that gnus had to regenerate the index
> tables it uses for each group.
> But if mbsync is smart, you may not encounter this issue.  Try it and
> see?

So I finally installed the thing: mbsync / dovecot / nnimap

Still some issues but not speed actually.

erik colson

  reply	other threads:[~2022-05-04 12:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-08 12:34 Erik Colson
2022-04-08 13:13 ` Eric S Fraga
2022-05-04 12:31   ` Erik Colson [this message]
2022-05-25 18:20     ` Wes Hardaker

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