Re: Mailbox Formates (was: Expiring mail)
On Aug 13 2000, Nate Duehr wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, anyone ever seen any good documentation on
> the advantages/disadvantages (even if it's biased, since we're *ALL*
> biased...) of the different mailbox formats?
You can see something in this direction in the following
The closest to a comparison that I have seen are the man pages
provided with qmail, maildir(5) and mbox(5).
In essence: Maildir is, with a very small cost of performance
(depending on your setup), the safest choice, with the added
bonus of being extremely flexible (since all the messages are
stored in individual files), so that messages can be
manipulated by scripts (and, thus, do the expiring that the
original poster wanted).
As far as I know, Maildir was invented by Dan J. Bernstein,
Rogerio Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/
Nectar homepage: http://www.linux.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/nectar/