I have a moderately big Inbox file (around 2.3Gb) and Evolution takes a lot to start (it takes over 2.5 mins until I can perform any action -read or compose mail, for instance-). During that time, the shole system becomes unresponsive, with high HD activity.
It becomes unresponsive when retrieving mail, too: it stalls for about 30 secs. Closing evolution can take yet another 1.5 minutes, also.
Is there any way I can speed things up?
Last Edit: As I have checked that reducing my inbox file size (by means of moving old mail to an 'Archived Mail' folder) does the trick of speeding everything up, while keeping a copy of every mail at hand, my ultimate question is:
Is there any "auto-archive" feature or plug-in or script or anything for Evolution? I could do it "by hand" using saved searches and such, but it would be nice to have it automatically done (as it is in Outlook, for instance)
Evolution retrieves POP mail from gmail and a personal postfix/courier mailserver
I could change to any other mail client provided that A) migration is easy enough B) Speed problems are likely to vanish with the new client and C) I can sync contacts and calendar with gmail
I'm not experiencing high HDD activity problems with other apps, and swap is not (or at least should not be) a problem, since it's usually at 0% (I'll keep an eye on it, anyway)
- I used to work with Outlook and it managed several 2 Gb files (one was actually the inbox, and three were "archive.pst" files, to which I never added more mails, except when Outlook auto-archived old ones). I even would like to add this pst files to Evolution, so that I can be able to search old mails, but A) I don't know how and B) I'm scared... If evolution can't handle properly a 2.3 Gb file, adding load would be a bad idea, I suppose.
- I guess things would speed up if I could "move" some old mail from my Inbox file to another one, but it should be readable and searchable. Anyway, I don't know if this can be done with Evolution, and, as stated, is just a guess.