maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 6251
Mail client is not usable with large inboxes
Last modified: 2009-11-19 12:43:01 UTC
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A typical Google Mail account has thousands of mails in its INBOX due to the
philosophy of Google Mail to not having to delete mails, ever.
Modest cannot handle this situation.
EXACT STEPS LEADING TO PROBLEM:
Open an inbox folder with thousands of mails.
In my case of almost 8000 mails in the inbox, the Modest went off to download
11 megabytes of headers, not displaying any progress while downloading. After
several minutes with high CPU load (poor battery), the items in the inbox where
shown. Any attempt to scroll that list, however, resulted in Modest becoming
totally unresponsive with high CPU load, making me quit the application
forcefully. Due to this the inbox is not actually accessible.
First bunch of latest headers gets loaded within seconds, and presented to the
user. If the user scrolls down to the end of the list the next bunch gets
loaded, instead of listing all these thousands of headers at once.
Modest takes several minutes to load all headers at once, causing lots of
internet traffic, and falling into an unresponsive state with high CPU load.
EXTRA SOFTWARE INSTALLED:
Thanks for the bug report. This particular issue has been reported before, see
bug 3762 which is FIXED (although not released yet) pretty much as you
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 3762 ***