On Thu, Nov 26, 1998 at 01:18:29PM +0300, Ilya L Ovchinnikov wrote: > > What do you think about switching from Mbox to Maildir in Debian? As a personal choice, it's up to you. My personal mailboxes are all Maildir. I asked Santiago to try to get the Maildir patch into procmail for this purpose and he was able to. Works great. > Maildir is Qmail's format of mailboxes which is far more reliable > than traditional mbox and need not any locking. It is supported > by mutt, and patch for procmail exists, so it can be used even > without Qmail (which is very good thing, I can't live without it, > but its licence does not permit distribution of modified binaries :( ) Not all MUAs support it properly and neither to all MTAs. Plus if you try to suggest that Debian as a whole change to this, I suspect Raul or Manoj shall have to skin you. To enable this within procmail yourself put DEFAULT=$HOME/Maildir/ in your .procmailrc, or in /etc/procmailrc if you want it global. I can even provide you with a tested and in use global procmail delivery director and transport for exim since I now use that myself. > If we switch, we would not need setgid-mail MUAs and would not > have corrupted mailboxes when > system-without-UPS-is-crashed-during-mail-delivery Making the change on your own system is easy enough that it should not be a problem for you to manage it provided that all of your utilities are able to deal with Maildirs. -- Show me the code or get out of my way.
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