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Re: Qmail pathname suggestions

On Mar 12, Bruce Perens wrote
> From: David Engel <david@sw.ods.com>
> > Qmail doesn't use the standard Mailbox nor MMDF formats for mail
> > files.
> Actually, it _is_ capable of using Mailbox files but must be told to do so.
> Its default is to use Maildir. When it uses Mailbox files, it must lock
> them in the same manner as all other programs, with dot-locking.

I wasn't aware of that.  It's been a while since I looked closely at
qmail.  I'm surprised DJB would compromise on this issue since his
Maildir format is supposed to be so superior. :)  Of course, he
probably had to compromise out of necessity.  A very, very, recent
version of mutt is the only MUA I know of that can read Maildir files.

David Engel                        ODS Networks
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