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Body searches are still slow, at least with dovecot on the server.  No idea about gmail as the server.

Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

>On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:25 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
>>
>> I use IMAP on my phone, and with Thunderpants... I mean
>Thunderbird...
>> and it works quite nicely.
>
>Including things like searching lkml etc?
>
>I've been successful in using IMAP for just reading my inbox (even
>over a cell network). Then IMAP is reasonably fine, at least if you do
>client-side caching.
>
>But not for actual real *work*, where I actually search for specific
>email authors and words in the body? Not so much.
>
>Maybe it's because I'm used to having all my mail locally, but
>searching all my emails is one of my most common operations. The gmail
>web interface does that fine. IMAP has never worked for me, despite
>some client/server combinations allegedly supporting server-side
>searches. Maybe I never hit the right combination, but I tested things
>that were *supposed* to do it.
>
>Actually, most of my attempts at using IMAP have been unacceptably
>slow even when I don't do searches. I used to do huge inboxes, which
>brought just about anything to a standstill. I only got rid of my
>habit of big inboxes thanks to another gmail feature - you don't have
>to save your non-inbox email in a folder, you can just "archive" it
>and it goes away but is still easily searchable.
>
> Linus

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