Maildir vs. mbox in Debian
>>>>> Adam Borowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Quoting from that page:
> # With the advent and now widespread adoption of the superior Maildir
> # format over the past several years, the entire "mbox" family of
> # mailbox formats is gradually becoming irrelevant, and of only
> # historical interest.
> which is no news. And you can't really run a mail server in mbox if
> you ever receive mail from business users: for them, sending the text
> as an image wrapped in a Word document is the rule rather than an
Unfortunately, it's not just the business users. The so-called
“office productivity suites” are seemingly widespread in
academia and science, for instance.
> So, what's the reason mbox is still the default in Debian?
That's what I wonder about, too.
> With current disk sizes, no one should care about a few gigs here, a
> few gigs there. Unless you need to read a mbox linearly, that is.
JFTR: I've switched my mailservers to Maildir c. 2006, for much
improved performance and manageability, and never had an issue
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