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Re: Unidentified subject!

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


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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