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Email performance when you have GB of email? Which is best? POP, IMAP, Exchange?

I have a new client that has GB of emails spread out over 6 email addressess.  3 are POP with GoDaddy and 3 are IMAP with gmail hosting their domain. Overall, on 2 different PCs he has these setup on - a desktop and laptop - are pretty much crawling when you open outlook.  Any idea how to approach increasing the speed?  

For say, 15GB of mail, is 1 protocol better than others with POP, IMAP and Exchange?  

And the IMAP email accounts have the [gmail]/... files AND local files.  That defeats the point of imap, right?  Keeping everything on the server?

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well, after days of being turned on, outlook is still slow and send / receive completes within a few seconds.
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i don't think its waiting time for new email, just lots of emails in general?  back to the original question -when you have lots of email, say 20GB, should the machine crawl and if not,which mail protocol would you want to use for best performance?
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boil: you said:

Outlook client does not do well with GBs of PST files.

is there another way to use outlook without a PST?  if no, then the most it can deal wtih is a smaller PST?  even for Imap and the 25GB / unlimited size that hosted exchange offers?
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boiler - again, thanks for the thoughts.

no need to keep email that long

I was just going to ask you about that.  The hosted services give you 25GB or more. indexing lets you search old emails quickly.  you don't (have to) archive old word docs spreadsheets, etc.  

not to doubt what you say / not mean to be argumentative, but you've never wanted to find an old email about something more than x years in the past where x is that limit you talk about - either gb or years?

I'm always looking back.  and same for calendar - when was that wedding, etc.?  do do you archive calendars too?  do you feel your opinion is the majority?