I just wanted to clarify, as others are slamming the new message store
format and blaming everything on it, and it is not the problem in this
"Alexander Suhovey" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for explaining. What I said about performance issues corellation
> with storage scheme was just guessing.
> Alexander Suhovey
> "Steve Cochran" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I would strongly disagree. The messages are stored as individual files,
>>but that should have no bearing on whether they are marked as read or not.
>>First of all, if you just download the NG headers, you still have slow
>>performance even if the messages are not downloaded. Second, the marked
>>read bit is in the database and not the message files, so that again
>>should not involved any access of those files.
>> This feature was always slow in OE with large numbers of messages in a
>> NG. The performance decreases one is experiencing in WinMail are no doubt
>> related to the database and its design and the inherent difficulties with
>> keeping a large number of entries in a database.
>> "Alexander Suhovey" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> Well, I was having same issue until I've upgraded from WEI 1.x to 5.5+
>>> (including RAID0 system volume using SATA2 8MB cache NCQ disks). The
>>> problem (?) seems to be related to new storage scheme (one file per
>>> message instead of single database file per "folder" in OE) so probably
>>> you can expect delays with high number of messages stored on
>>> mediocre/slow HDDs. I was reading somewhere that MS was based it's hw
>>> reqs planning for Vista on rather optimistic predictions so there you
>>> go... Chasing Moore's Law, eh?.. :-)
>>> Alexander Suhovey
>>> WEI = Windows Experience Index
>>> "Tom Lake" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> Is it just my system or does using Mark All as Read take an
>>>> awfully long time in Windows Mail? In XP, Outlook Express marks
>>>> all messages as read almost instantaneously. Windows Mail takes
>>>> twenty to thirty seconds to mark just two or three messages!
>>>> Tom Lake