Mailing List CGatePro@mail.stalker.com Message #107039
From: Tom Rymes trymes@rymes.com <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
Subject: Re: Mailbox Size with MAPI Connector
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 23:01:03 -0500
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
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Well, I’m far from an expert on this matter, but large box files have some significant performance issues in specific scenarios.

Perhaps other more knowledgable people will be able to provide more details.

Tom

> On Jan 19, 2019, at 8:19 AM, Karl Zander cgplist@commpartners.com <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com> wrote:
>
> Staff want Outlook and expect it to work like it does on Exchange.  IMAP is close but not quite the same. I am aware that CGP's MAPI rides on IMAP.
>
> Most mailboxes are indexed mbox, but we are moving to mlsc (sliced.)
>
> I'm thinking of enforcing archiving so they can move older messages out of their mailbox.
>
> --Karl
>
>
>
> On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:30:36 -0500
> "Tom Rymes trymes@rymes.com" <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com> wrote:
>> Karl,
>>
>> A few questions:
>>
>> 1.) What is it that you need from MAPI that IMAP doesn’t provide? Would a hybrid approach work?
>> 2.) What is the underlying mailbox format that you are using? Don't forget that all of the normal pros and cons for mbox, mdir, etc still apply to MAPI, too.
>>
>> Tom
>>
>>> On Jan 18, 2019, at 1:43 PM, Karl Zander cgplist@commpartners.com <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Thank you.  You mentioned an important point:  PST files get corrupted.  Its been years since I worked with PST files and forget that.  Running inbox repair is a pain.  
>>>
>>> --Karl
>>>
>>> On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:12:46 +1000
>>> "Shaun Gamble listrdr@redco.com.au" <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com> wrote:
>>>> I don't have answers for you. What I do have is Australia's extremely slow internet and remote sites. Our policy is to have clients set up with MAPI, to also have PST files. Once an email is actioned, it must be moved to the PST file. Inbox (and subfolders), Sent Items and Trash/Deleted Items have to be kept to an absolute minimum. Otherwise the wait is painful. If the client requires certain emails to be shared with others or access via a device, a separate folder under the root (same level as Inbox but not a subfolder) can be created and email moved to it. Due to lack of constant syncing with this folder, the slow down is not experienced.
>>>>
>>>> I really wish this wasn't the case as PST files corrupt easily but it is what it is. When you have a whole site, which is remote, with about 40 PCs accessing the internet via a 2MB pipe, you certainly find out who hasn't been regularly filing emails with MAPI :-)
>>>>
>>>> On 18/01/2019 6:34 am, Karl Zander cgplist@commpartners.com wrote:
>>>>> Are there guidelines for the size of mailboxes for Outlook with the MAPI Connector?  Trying to figure out a mailbox size that optimizes performance.
>>>>>
>>>>> I understand that disk speed, bandwidth, the computer running Outlook and other factors impact performance.
>>>>>
>>>>> But wondering if there are any best practices for mailbox size.
>>>>>
>>>>> --Karl
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