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Re: Mailbox Formates (was: Expiring mail)

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 <nate@natetech.com>

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