[RCU] Re: RoundCube Folder w/ 8500+ messages (Squirrelmail 1.5.xworks fine)

jjh at megalomanic.net jjh at megalomanic.net
Tue Aug 21 19:22:34 CEST 2007

While your suggestions all are valid to some degree, I think you overlooked
one very important point.  I can swap out the latest version of RoundCube
with Squirrelmail 1.5.x and there is a huge increase in speed - almost
instant - when loading folders with thousands of messages. On one hand
that's apples and oranges, on the other it indicates to me that there must
be some issue in RoundCube if it cannot pull messages at the same speed as
another client can, on the same hardware, and same mail account.

On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:04:52 -0700, "Brady J. Frey" <brady at dotfive.com>
> Since Roundcube is syncing your mail with a database, I don't think
> you're going to get too much speed out of it reading that much mail.
> Ideas are: Jacking up php.ini to have a larger max resources (for
> example in my /usr/local/php5/lib/php.ini file I can up my memory_limit
> = whatever I choose), do the cache such as you recommended, use
> something like Zend optimizer
> to speed up your PHP, or do other tricks to get PHP rolling (found this
> reference
> http://phplens.com/lens/php-book/optimizing-debugging-php.php)... or
> cleaning out your inbox, and I recommend Getting Things Done by David
> Allen to help with that:)
> In all seriousness, there are many variations I can think of, some maybe
> the fact that Roundcube is going to a MySQL database, so MySQL on your
> end could be slow, or PHP, or both. I don't think Squirrell uses MySQL
> does it?
> jjh at megalomanic.net wrote:
>> Nobody?
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: RoundCube Folder w/ 8500+ messages (Squirrelmail 1.5.x works
> fine)
>> Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 12:22:22 -0400
>> From: <jjh at megalomanic.net>
>> To: users at lists.roundcube.net
>>  I've searched around but haven't found any solutions to this.
>> Hopefully I haven't overlooked anything.
>>  I have a folder on my imap account (spam) with 8500+ messages in it.
>>  I can't for the life of me figure out how to get roundcube to quickly
>> open that folder.
>>  At first I thought I might need to replace my imap server.  My imap
>> server is courier (I love it), but I've also copied the same folder
>> into dovecot and dbmail without any differences.  From what I've read
>> both of the test servers I've tried should have benifits but as they
>> haven't I've ruled out that as a solution for now.
>>  I've also tried various imap clients.  RoundCube of course, which
>> takes (guessing) 30+ seconds to open the folder.  Navigating away and
>> back to the folder takes another 30+ seconds to open it again.  That
>> seems riddiculus but Squirrelmail 1.4.x seems to have the same issue.
>> Thunderbird seems to take 30+ seconds to load all the headers but once
>> they are loaded I can quickly move back and forth
>> between folders.
>> Finally, Squirrelmail 1.5.x works wonderfully - it loads in a second
>> and I can pick an set of messages (page 500 for example) and it will
>> immediately open to that set.  That would be great if I was still
>> using Squirrelmail, but RoundCube is miles ahead in the look and feel.
>>  Are there any current fixes or tweaks I can use for this?  I see two
>> ways to improve this, the first is caching of message headers like
>> Thunderbird apparently does. I could be wrong but I think all that is
>> currently cached in the database is messages, not headers.  (Database
>> and Imap and Apache are on the same machine btw) That would be
>> acceptible to me as once I have my client open it stays open for
>> hours/days.  The ideal fix though would be to impliment whatever is in
>> squirrelmail 1.5.x.  Now obviously that's a perl vs php but it should
>> translate just the same.  If they can do it, roundcube could do it,
>> no?
>>  Thanks,
>>  Jim
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