[maemo-users] modest persistence

From: Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com
Date: Fri Jan 4 15:19:54 EET 2008
Hi Matt, 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Matt Emson [mailto:memsom at interalpha.co.uk] 
> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 14:00
> To: Binnema Dirk-Jan (Nokia-D/Helsinki); maemo-users at maemo.org
> Subject: Re: modest persistence
> Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com wrote:
> Hi Dirk,
> Modest is an extremely nice application, nice work!
> > Not without changing the source code and recompiling, no. 
> (the change
> > isn't too hard, search for the places where MODEST_DIR is used).
> >
> > Anything particular reason you want to have your ~/.modest 
> elsewhere?
> >   
> Device memory is finite. The larger your mailbox, the more data is 
> stored. I for one regularly leave all my mail on my pop3 
> server to allow 
> multiple mail clients to sync over time (one at home, one at 
> work, N800).

Well, of course just because ~/.modest is on device, does not
mean you'd have to keep all your mail there, as you can put it in
the folders on the MMC card.

> One potential bug to add to the list (I know this should be a thread, 
> but I'm not sure if it's just me or really an issue):
> I have, as stated, regularly 15000+ emails on my pop3 server account. 
> Modest handles this up to a point, but if I delete a lot of the 
> historical messages, it goes completely bezerk. It then takes 5 - 10 
> minutes to sync every time the mail is checked, yet if I delete the 
> account and re-create it with the same setting, all is fine again. It 
> looks like it tries to verify the email exists still every 
> time. Surely 
> this is not right? Whilst it was taking a long time to sync, 
> I deleted 
> all the mail in the inbox to see if that would help. 
> Unfortunately, this 
> had no effect. I'm wondering what will happen when my main email 
> instance deletes the trailing emails from the account (should 
> only leave 
> 30 days worth, but I tend only to do that once every 2 - 3 
> months these 
> days.)

Hmmm... we're constantly trying to make really big mailboxes (like
feasible too. And there are still some places where it doesn't work
as well as we'd like... Feel free to file a bug for that;

Best wishes,

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