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Re: Maildirs in Debian

On Fri, 2 Aug 2002 08:19, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Germ?n Gutierrez">
> > Jeff,
> >      please share the cons/pros with us
> The following document provides a good analysis of why Maildir was more
> appropriate to Courier IMAP's general audience and tasks (the SELECT.1
> benchmarks are telling):
>   http://www.courier-mta.org/mbox-vs-maildir/

My first encounter with the deficiencies of mbox was when running a mail 
server on an early 486 class machine with a 500M IDE hard drive.  If a mbox 
exceeded about 5M in size (somewhere between 2M and 20M depending on how busy 
the server was at the time) then the pop server couldn't read it all before 
the client timed out on the "list" command and mail became inaccessable.

If you are going to use mbox in any serious fashion you need one of the 
indexed versions (which aren't true mbox).

I do not get viruses because I do not use MS software.
If you use Outlook then please do not put my email address in your
address-book so that WHEN you get a virus it won't use my address in the
>From field.

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