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Old 07-24-2006, 08:56 AM   #1
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Question Email client for large mailboxes?

I am looking for a email client with the following features...

1. Supports both POP3 and IMAP;
2. Successfully handles multiple POP3 accounts to separate folders (at least 30);
3. Can handle large mailboxes (currently at approximately 12000 retained messages);
4. Thorough rules engine; and,
5. Stable enough to bet the bank on (or as close as possible).

I initially started looking at Thunderbird due to its cross-platform abilities however I have seen many negative threads relating to "large mailboxes" and speed issues. I am not sure what constitutes a "large mailbox" however, reliability is critical.

Thank you, in advance.

~ Greg
Old 07-24-2006, 09:15 AM   #2
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Thunderbird is one of the best cross-platform options I've seen. If you want something specific to Linux, one of the PIM's might be the way to go, Kontact and Evolution probably being some of the more often used. 12000 retained messages are easily handled by both of my web based clients as well as Kontact, and Evolution didn't have a problem when I tried it either. I've got far more than 12000... Web based clients I use Roundcube (starting the implementation now) and Squirrelmail (starting to phase out).


Old 07-24-2006, 08:58 PM   #3
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I'm curious....

I'm on a Mac now. If I pull all of my messages into Thunderbird, on the Mac, would it be easier to move to Linux?

Maybe something as simple as moving a directory structure?

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Old 07-24-2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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Not sure of message count but I host my parents emails and my Dads maildir was at last backup ~140MB. Not quite sure wtf he's got in there but he uses Thunderbird and I haven't got any phone calls from him saying anything is wrong. You should also be able to migrate easily with Thunderbird between OS X and linux


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