Bug#109171: Use Maildir format by default
On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 08:31:58AM -0700, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 08:36:05PM -0300, Cesar Eduardo Barros wrote:
> > Debian uses the traditional mailbox style by default. However, it has some
> > disadvantages over maildir -- one of them is that it does a non-reversible
> > modification to the message's text if it contains the sequence 'From ' at the
> > beginning of a line. MUAs like mutt also save the user's mail folders in the
> > same problematic format.
> I'm interested in performance differences. A big flaw of the mbox
> format is that every byte of the file must be read to extract headers
> of the messages .. i.e. display a list of the messages without
> necessarily showing any data. Does maildir employ a summarization
> technique or must an MUA open every single file to extract the mailbox
See the second reference I gave in the original message...
Cesar Eduardo Barros