[RCU] Mass Deletions

lewis Eklund butler lbutler+roundcube at covisp.net
Mon Jan 28 21:02:48 CET 2008


On 25-Jan-2008, at 07:22, chasd wrote:
> A mailbox with a large number of messages takes a lot of memory to
> display and handle. Thunderbird can simply request more memory from
> your computer. RoundCube depends on the memory on the server, and how
> much of that the server admin has allowed PHP and the web server to
> get. Most admins keep a tight reign on the PHP memory allocation
> because of security issues and the possibility of a runaway process
> causing a type of Denial Of Service to other users. If you crash your
> computer because T-Bird demands too much memory, it only impacts you.
> If your requests on the server through RoundCube cause the server to
> crash, that impacts many more users.


And yet, Squirrelmail seems to work fine with mailboxes that have over  
1000 emails.  Not well, but it works.

-- 
Lewis Butler
303.564.2512


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