[RCD] Text search - timeouts and other issues

Michael Heydekamp listuser at freexp.de
Sat Oct 12 19:49:23 CEST 2013

My INBOX has > 10,000 messages. When doing a text search in the body across
those messages, I'm ALWAYS getting a timeout the first time. Sometimes also
when doing it a second time.

But when doing it at least the third time (but sometimes at the second
attempt already), I get a result within a few seconds.

Is there anything we can do server-side which can improve this? IMAP server
is Cyrus.

Furthermore, how does the text search work at all in detail? If I enter for
instance "term1 term2" (without the quotation marks), does RC look for
"term1" OR "term2", or does it look for "term1" AND "term2"? And if the
latter, does it look for "term1 term2" as an exact phrase, or does it look
separately for "term1" AND "term2" anywhere in the body? And do quotation
marks have a meaning at all?

Our users are asking us this, and currently we don't have a good answer for

Last but not least: Will there be a header only search available in the near

Michael Heydekamp
Co-Admin freexp.de

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