On Sun, Aug 13, 2000 at 07:02:52PM -0300, Rogerio Brito wrote: > 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 > homepage: http://cr.yp.to/maildir.html > > 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, > http://cr.yp.to/djb.html. Thanks, I'll take a look. -- Nate Duehr <email@example.com> GPG Key fingerprint = DCAF 2B9D CC9B 96FA 7A6D AAF4 2D61 77C5 7ECE C1D2 Public Key available upon request, or at wwwkeys.pgp.net and others.
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