So how big do you let those inboxes get?


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So today, webmail wasn't working for me, submitted a ticket to HawkHost. 

 

Me: Help my webmail is slow....

 

Hawkhost: About how big is your inbox, is it the only email account having problems?

 

Me: Yup the only one, and I lost track at about 5,000 emails

 

Hawkhost: Yeah webmail starts to break at around that much.

 

So, who here is worse at housekeeping their inbox than myself? 

 

BTW: I do a pretty good job spam filtering/cleaning so most of that isn't spam (legitimate commercial email and personal stuff more than likely. 

 

 

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If I was to guess I'd say I have over a million emails in my inbox.  We however use our own dedicated mail servers and I use IMAP never webmail I'd be wasting my time with that.  The problem with webmail programs is they're built in PHP, Perl, Java etc. and just are not going to be fast considering all they do as act as fronts as a regular email client.  They are not reading the mail directly they're having to query the imap server just like your email client on your computer would.

 

 

Also for spam SpamExperts in our cPanel is really effective at clearing out spam as well to keep those inboxes clean :)

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  • 2 months later...

If I was to guess I'd say I have over a million emails in my inbox.

 

I feel much better about my in-box e-mail, now.

 

I couldn't imagine what a nightmare that it would be to have over a million e-mails in my in-box.

 

Out of curiosity, what e-mail client software do you use?

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I feel much better about my in-box e-mail, now.

 

I couldn't imagine what a nightmare that it would be to have over a million e-mails in my in-box.

 

Out of curiosity, what e-mail client software do you use?

I'm connecting via IMAP and using thunderbird and lots of filters to organize the mail. It becomes less hectic with a lot of filters and folders.

What I'm doing won't work on Outlook with IMAP. I'm not sure about exchange though it might work a bit better.

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