Ok, never in my life have I ever seen a large mailbox be reliable, but now I have one that's mine and I have 8000 messages and 1.2gb. I can't even log into Horde webmail, if I use NeoMail its very slow, it takes 1 or 2 minutes to delete 100 messages or empty the trash. So I tried to setup the email account in Thunderbird and it times out. When I use POP3 thunderbird says it timed out but on the server I can still see the CPOP process for that user and it says it authenticating, if I try again to access it it says the mailbox lock is on, if I remove the lock same thing, no way to access it.
So any advise on how to access this large mailbox, perhaps there is a way to increase the timeouts?
Also whenever I try to do anything with the mailbox it increases the server load, from .20 or so it goes to 1, 2 even 3+
I haven't used Thunderbird in a long time, but try Outlook express like linuxcares says. In Outlook Express you can set the timeout very long like 5 minutes. Maybe that will give it time to complete the transaction.
Independent from this thread I discovered it setting up a new server... which is good.
If I have mail from an old server named something like 23423. and cpanel uses 11685345456.H32423423432432423.hostname can I just copy the files over so the users can download them? Or must they use the name scheme?
Also, try using email client like outlook-express instead of thunderbird.
Let us know how it goes.
I'm trying to see the reason why an email client would be the problem. Linux users don't use M$ programs, so to recommend using outlook express (maybe because you like it) isn't the way to go. Thunderbird, by the way, is much better than outlook express.
timeout settings can be set in any email client, and this is not really a problem with the email client, but with the server, and possibly his internet connection.
Setting up an IMAP account on your email account could also work, in order to delete some of the messages