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From: Grant Edwards <grante@××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: {OT} Email client for a SLOW connection
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:42:38
Message-Id: gdkt8c$on9$
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] {OT} Email client for a SLOW connection by Grant
1 On 2008-10-21, Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com> wrote:
3 > I'm on an excruciatingly slow internet connection right now.
4 > The email client seems to be the major productivity blocker.
5 > Thunderbird spends a lot of time loading or whatever and
6 > squirrelmail is just slow. Would something like mutt be an
7 > improvement?
9 I've used mutt over a 14Kbps link with latencies in the
10 200-300ms range. You'll need to configure it so that it doesn't
11 check for new mail very often, and limit the number of
12 mailboxes it's checking for incoming mail. You'll also want to
13 make sure that header caching is enabled. I think the cache
14 supoprt is built by default these days, but you'll need to
15 enable it by setting the header_cache configuration variable in
16 your .muttrc file so that it points to the file where you want
17 the header cache database stored.
19 --
20 Grant Edwards grante Yow! ! I'm in a very
21 at clever and adorable INSANE


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: {OT} Email client for a SLOW connection "John J. Foster" <Gentoo-User@××××××××××××××××××××××.org>