Re: Limiting number of messages displayed

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 08:38:37 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <> ("Michael J. Stanislawczyk") writes:
>Is there a config option that limits the number of hypermail messages
>that gets displayed per page. I have several thousand messages (with
>about 20 to 50 additions daily) I am trying to display effectively.
>Only problem is that with this HUGE index.html (or thread.html,
>date.html, etc.) it now takes SEVERAL minutes to load. I want to try
>and speed up the loading of these archives for those with slow
>connections by splitting the "summary" pages at about 50 messages per

 I have a version of hypermail at which has two options (not yet available in the main distribution) which should be of some help:

thread_file_depth - if you set this to one, the threads index file will be split into multiple files, with the replies in any given thread going into an index file specific to that thread.

monthly_index - if you set this to one, an additional set of monthly index files is created (a thread index file for each month, a date index file for each month, etc.), plus a summary index file linking to each monthly index file.

 Also, there's something in the archive/README of the main hypermail distribution which might be worth looking at (I don't know much about it).

Peter McCluskey | The US Idea Futures Exchange: speculate on | political,financial issues at Received on Thu 13 Apr 2000 05:40:20 PM GMT

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