Bug#109171: Use Maildir format by default
>>>>> "Raul" == Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Raul> [I know this thread is old.]
Raul> On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 08:31:58AM -0700, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
>> 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 headers?
Raul> Also note that mbox format need not be lossy -- MDA should
Raul> quote with > any line matching regexp "^>*From ", MUA should
Raul> always remove one level of quoting at display time. Any
Raul> software not following this is losing information (and
Raul> therefore buggy).
What is suppose to happen to signed messages?
Current practise, I believe is to quote the "From" headers before the
message is signed, in which case the quoting cannot be removed without
damaging the signature.
>From my ~/.gnupg/options file:
# Because some mailers change lines starting with "From " to ">From "
# it is good to handle such lines in a special way when creating
# cleartext signatures; all other PGP versions it this way too.
# To enable full OpenPGP compliance you have to remove this option.
which is really stupid IMHO, as it means the message gets converted
for mbox format before it is even sent.
Brian May <email@example.com>