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Last post 04-17-2011, 22:56 by Henkjan. 23 replies.
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  •  02-23-2011, 22:58

    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    > I changed it (it was the shared documents folder on the C drive, and yes that does exist), not noticing much difference. starting pmail was
    > a bit quicker, but still very slow. other actions (see examples below) still the same.
    >
    > But all other operations are also extremely slow, just opening a mail message (plain text, 5k in size) takes 5 seconds between double click
    > and that the message is displayed on the screen. Other example: I have a rule on the junk mail folder, which deletes all messages older than
    > a week on folder close; so when I close the folder, it takes approx 1 second for each message that gets moved to the trash. Retrieved mail
    > from the server (pop3) also takes very long to get filtered into the right folders. The only thing still fast is emptying the trash (rule
    > on folder close). And all this was no issue with the local (on C:) installation.

    Here's something you might try using RegEdit.  It's actually very easy to do and for me it fixed the one second pause when working with the mail store on a Win2K type
    server.  You need to create a new DWORD OplocksDisabled and then set it to one. You can do this on the Windows server as well to turn off OPLOCKS for all.  

    Configuring opportunistic locking in Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;296264

    1.     Use REGEDIT and find the following registry entry.  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | System | CurrentControlSet | Services | MRXSmb | Parameters

    2.    Select Edit | New | DWORD value

    3.    Enter OplocksDisabled for the value name and 1 (Disabled) for the value data.  The default is zero (not disabled)

    4.    Exit REGEDIT and reboot your system.  

    You can also deny the granting of opportunistic locks on the server by setting the DWORD "EnableOplocks" registry entry to value of zero (Disabled) in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SYSTEM | CurrentControlSet | Services | LanmanServer | Parameters

    Note  The EnableOplocks value configures Windows-based servers (including Workstations sharing files) to allow or deny opportunistic locks on local files. The default for EnableOplocks is 1 (Enabled).





    Thomas R. Stephenson
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    I do not answer private messages from the forum. If you want to contact me use email to techsupp@tstephenson.com.
  •  02-24-2011, 0:26

    • Henkjan is not online. Last active: 22 Apr 2016, 16:54 Henkjan
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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    I disabled oplocks on my NAS, and also added the DWORD with value 1 to the registry of the client PC.  starting pmail did not improve, maybe even slower. (the 1st 30 seconds everyting froze on my PC, even the system tray clock did not advance (mine shows seconds).  opening individual messages appears somewhat faster

    During the startup, the system is redlining, with process "avp.exe", which is my antivirus sw (Kaspersky). I have had this AV also when I had pmail on the local HD, so did not suspect it, but could it be that it does a firmer check on files opened from a network share than from a local disk?

  •  02-24-2011, 0:52

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    Henkjan:

    I disabled oplocks on my NAS, and also added the DWORD with value 1 to the registry of the client PC.  starting pmail did not improve, maybe even slower. (the 1st 30 seconds everyting froze on my PC, even the system tray clock did not advance (mine shows seconds).  opening individual messages appears somewhat faster

    During the startup, the system is redlining, with process "avp.exe", which is my antivirus sw (Kaspersky). I have had this AV also when I had pmail on the local HD, so did not suspect it, but could it be that it does a firmer check on files opened from a network share than from a local disk?

    I would suggest telling Kaspersky to NOT check email. This is a settable parameter. I always run with it disabled, as I just don't open attachments that I don't recognize without checking them manually.  


    John (loyal Pmail user for so long I've lost count -- ~19 years)
  •  02-24-2011, 19:53

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    jss1941:
    Henkjan:
    I disabled oplocks on my NAS, and also added the DWORD with value 1 to the registry of the client PC.  starting pmail did not improve, maybe even slower. (the 1st 30 seconds everyting froze on my PC, even the system tray clock did not advance (mine shows seconds).  opening individual messages appears somewhat faster

    During the startup, the system is redlining, with process "avp.exe", which is my antivirus sw (Kaspersky). I have had this AV also when I had pmail on the local HD, so did not suspect it, but could it be that it does a firmer check on files opened from a network share than from a local disk?

    I would suggest telling Kaspersky to NOT check email. This is a settable parameter. I always run with it disabled, as I just don't open attachments that I don't recognize without checking them manually.  

    It's not during retrieving mail, but during the program start-up that is redlines....

  •  02-24-2011, 20:55

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    Henkjan:

    It's not during retrieving mail, but during the program start-up that is redlines....

     

    Are you sure that KAV doesn't check email-type files on system startup?  


    John (loyal Pmail user for so long I've lost count -- ~19 years)
  •  02-25-2011, 0:09

    • Henkjan is not online. Last active: 22 Apr 2016, 16:54 Henkjan
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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    jss1941:
    Henkjan:
    It's not during retrieving mail, but during the program start-up that is redlines....
    Are you sure that KAV doesn't check email-type files on system startup?  

    it does sit in the background and check every program that starts. Does Pegasus "touch" all mail files during startup?

    other observation: program operation is faster now. will check my laptop over wlan tomorrow

  •  02-25-2011, 0:30

    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    Henkjan:

    jss1941:
    Henkjan:
    It's not during retrieving mail, but during the program start-up that is redlines....
    Are you sure that KAV doesn't check email-type files on system startup?  

    it does sit in the background and check every program that starts. Does Pegasus "touch" all mail files during startup?

    other observation: program operation is faster now. will check my laptop over wlan tomorrow

     You should exclude the entire Pegasus Mail directory structure from on access scanning.  You can use an extension like VirScan to scan the e-mail messages when accessed by WinPmail.

    Name of Program: VIRSCAN: Virus Scanning Extension for Pegasus Mail

    Location/Filename <URL:mailto:irelam@telus.net?Subject=send_virscan>
    <URL:http://www3.telus.net/public/irelam/>

    Author/email contact: Martin Ireland <irelam@telus.net>

    Status: Freeware

    Documentation: Included in zip file.

    Features: Extension to invoke virus scanning program of user choice when Pegasus Mail saves or views mail message attachments.

    Defaults to NAI's VirusScan engine. Multi-language support included.  

     

     


    Thomas R. Stephenson
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    I do not answer private messages from the forum. If you want to contact me use email to techsupp@tstephenson.com.
  •  03-24-2011, 22:10

    • Henkjan is not online. Last active: 22 Apr 2016, 16:54 Henkjan
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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    I went as far as disabling the entire antivirus, but I noticed no difference at all....
  •  04-17-2011, 22:56

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    anyone any other ideas?  
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