On Thu, Nov 26, 1998 at 11:21:58PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote: > > What do you think about switching from Mbox to Maildir in Debian? > > Maildir is Qmail's format of mailboxes which is far more reliable > > I don't mean to be rude, but what qmail does really isn't terribly > relevant since it is not part of Debian. > > Tell us that exim, smail and sendmail support it (exim at least) and > I'd be more interested. exim speaks Maildir procmail does too smail and sendmail don't, but both can use procmail easily I'd still like to see MDA's provide a wrapper which can be used in the same manner with an alternatives entry to allow a sysadmin to easily choose the default. Note that it should be possible to provide a shadow passwd type thing using a couple of tools that could be reimplemented in sh or perl or something and have the ability to switch between Maildir and mbox dependant on maildir-utils or qmail... If Phil Hands is willing, he and I could co-ordinate something that would allow both packages to be installed, maybe even have maildir-utils provide this function. What do people think? I still think this should not be a question the user is asked but instead the admin has to read the docs for the package and run a utility by hand to create the desired results.. Opinions? -- Show me the code or get out of my way.
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