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Re: switching from mbox to maildir in mutt, exim, etc.: how?

Jochen Schulz <ml@well-adjusted.de> wrote:

> Paul E Condon:
> >
> > I'm looking at my system backups and notice that there is some clutter
> > form mbox files being updated almost daily.
> What kind of clutter? If you are doing incremental backups (in the form
> of diffs to previous versions) mbox should be alright.
> A good comparison between both formats is here:
> <http://wiki.mutt.org/?MuttFaq/Maildir>.
> > [...] Where can I find a recent HOWTO that adresses Debian issues, if
> > it is not bad?
> What you need to do heavily depends on your mail setup. What you need to
> do in mutt is described in the link above. If you are using procmail to
> sort mails into the right mailbox, you generally only need to append
> slashes to the mailbox names. E.g:
> MAILDIR=$HOME/Maildir/
> :0
> * ^List-Id: <debian-user.lists.debian.org>
> .debian.user/
> In this case, you don't need to touch Exim's configuration at all.

Same for the maildrop MDA. getmail can also deliver directly to

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