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Re: Maildirs in Debian

On Mon, 5 Aug 2002 20:08, Kirk Ismay wrote:
> With mbox, the whole file will get backed up with every incremental backup
> if it is changed. If you have clients using IMAP or don't check their email
> often, you wind up with lots of big files. With spam and viruses arriving
> all the time, most mailboxes are getting changed daily.

Also there's the issue of what happens if a file is being updated while the 
backup is in progress.  With Maildir the worst that can happen is to have a 
message truncated, with mbox you can have the entire user's mail spool be 

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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