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« on: January 12, 2006, 12:16:33 pm »
Hello,

I really enjoy the KDE pim suite but I find that KA is choking on the number adressbook entries and OM chokes on all my e-mail.

Is anyone using a speedy IMAP mail client that can handle 1000+ emails per folder and is able to talk to an addressbook app that it gets it's email addresses from.

It would be nice if the address book app could be run without loading the email app, but it's not imperative if the abook in the email app has address/phone number fileds, etc.

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2006, 02:42:34 pm »
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Hello,

I really enjoy the KDE pim suite but I find that KA is choking on the number adressbook entries and OM chokes on all my e-mail.

Is anyone using a speedy IMAP mail client that can handle 1000+ emails per folder and is able to talk to an addressbook app that it gets it's email addresses from.

It would be nice if the address book app could be run without loading the email app, but it's not imperative if the abook in the email app has address/phone number fileds, etc.

Thanks.
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Surely Sylpheed meets this requirement? It seems to be reasonably fast on pdaXrom... (a lot quicker than kdepim)
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006, 04:01:17 pm »
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Surely Sylpheed meets this requirement? It seems to be reasonably fast on pdaXrom... (a lot quicker than kdepim)
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Thanks for the reply.

Yes it's a lot quicker than the om/pi, but still seems to get bogged down around 1500+ email when using IMAP (perhaps the bottle neck is networking through USB 1.1). The other thing with Sylpheed is that I'm not aware of it working with an external addressbook app. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Is anyone usiing Mutt and abook? How well do they work together.

I like Pine. Anyone using a locally installed Pine?
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006, 05:25:53 pm »
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Yes it's a lot quicker than the om/pi, but still seems to get bogged down around 1500+ email when using IMAP (perhaps the bottle neck is networking through USB 1.1).

I haven't tried that many emails  - have you tried any sort of test on your networking speed?

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The other thing with Sylpheed is that I'm not aware of it working with an external addressbook app. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Sorry - missed the original point. I believe you're right.

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I like Pine. Anyone using a locally installed Pine?

Me too, but if you have networking speed issues, I doubt this is the answer. It would work great if you have SSH access to your mail server though (and pine on the server).

If you are using IMAP, why not webmail? (If a decent one on offer). I wonder if anyone here knows how to speed up the kdepim apps a bit?
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2006, 06:35:06 pm »
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It would be nice if the address book app could be run without loading the email app, but it's not imperative if the abook in the email app has address/phone number fileds, etc.
I don't know if this helps but the address book "Dlume" is very fast, small, contains many fields. Tapping on an email address opens up sylpheed composer (or any other email app like thunderbird).

Drawback: it doesn't import existing adress book (really big issue)
So it works only one way, from Dlume to sylpheed.

See http://clay.ll.pl/dlume.html
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2006, 02:19:31 pm »
I use Mutt and offlineimap to read my IMAP mailboxes.  Of course Mutt, being text-based, is incredibly fast but it obviously doesn't suit everyone's taste.  I would however recommend offlineimap to everyone who currently uses IMAP, if their mail client can support Maildir folders instead.  Offlineimap is a Python app that syncs your remote IMAP account with a local Maildir.  It's stable and fast and allows you to get around the deficiencies in a lot of mail clients that either don't support IMAP or support it poorly.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 03:12:25 pm »
rgep... is this the app you are talking about (rimap)?:
http://rimap.sourceforge.net/rimap-offline-mailing.txt
I think I may give it a try after I upgrade my 256MB SD to 1 Gig
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2006, 04:43:23 pm »
No the software I was talking about is called OfflineIMAP:

http://quux.org/devel/offlineimap/

"OfflineIMAP is a tool to simplify email reading. It allows you to read the same mailbox from multiple computers and ensures that your changes will be automatically reflected on all computers. You can use various mail clients to read a single box or read mail while offline with full synchronization when you reconnect. You can read IMAP mail with readers that lack IMAP support (same goes for SSL). OfflineIMAP's multithreaded synchronization algorithm performs between 10 and 60 times faster than many mail readers' internal IMAP support, and it can be used even with mail readers that support IMAP already. There are five available user interface modules, including scripted execution, an interactive terminal interface, and GUI interfaces."

The OfflineIMAP web site seems to be down at the moment but you can install it from my unstable feed.  My package works fine under 1.1.0beta1.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2006, 05:37:02 pm »
Cool. Thanks.
I just got my 1Gig SD card.
I'm going to try it this weekend.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2006, 04:40:57 pm »
rgrep... you have some interesting stuff in your feed. Thanks.
Do you recommend I use your mutt?
Thanks.

P.S. any tips for setting up OfflineIMAP and Mutt?
« Last Edit: February 07, 2006, 05:04:14 pm by Antikx »
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