One thing you could do which would be of use would be to sniff the
packets that Outlook sends to Google Mail's IMAP and log them for the
Evolution developers to read so that perhaps they can see what queries
Outlook is doing that is so much faster than what Evolution is doing and
maybe try to mimic Outlook.

I have a feeling, though, that the main reason Evo is so much slower
than Outlook is due to the summary info gathering which (used to?) grab
all the mailing-list headers as well as the normal stuff in order to be
able to vfolder on mailing-list.


On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 13:11 +0200, Øystein Gisnås wrote:
> Google seem to be in the process of introducing IMAP support to GMail
> [1]. Personally I think GMail offers an extremely attractive email
> solution by now. Evolution does already support integration with GMail
> via SMTP and POP, and now also via IMAP. In addition to following the
> IMAP standards as closely as possible, I think we should do explicit
> QA on Evolution-GMail IMAP integration, to make sure our users'
> experience is as good as possible. One of the slashdot comments has
> already commented that Outlook works better with GMail IMAP than
> Evolution. That should change!
> I've only used tested Evolution-GMail IMAP for a few minutes so far,
> but already found a minor issue: I'm not able to prevent sent mail
> from being stored. SMTP through GMail saves sent mails automatically.
> First of all, I'll recommend everyone to try out GMail IMAP, and then
> I hope some initiative will be taken to QA this integration.
> Cheers,
> Øystein
> [1]
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