Re: switching from mbox to maildir in mutt, exim, etc.: how?
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On 10/28/06 10:14, Paul E Condon wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 09:59:09AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
>>> On 10/27/06 16:25, Paul E Condon wrote:
>>>> I'm looking at my system backups and notice that there is
>>>> some clutter form mbox files being updated almost daily. I
>>>> think the clutter would be reduced by switching to maildir
>>>> (true?), but I wonder about other consequences of such a
>>>> switch. In particular, when I google the topic of how to
>>>> switch, I find only people asking the question, and some
>>>> comment to the effect 'why bother?', but no answers. Is it
>>>> a bad idea for reasons which I have not yet fathomed? Where
>>>> can I find a recent HOWTO that adresses Debian issues, if
>>>> it is not bad?
> You could implement IMAP. Courier- and Doveccot both support
> However, I'm not sure what you mean by /clutter/. Constantly
> rewriting the mbox file keeps the fs busy, and might cause file
> conflicts. OTOH, Maildir creates one (weirdly-named) file per
> mail message. That *really* clutters up your data directory!!!
>> Thanks for the warning. Knowing this, I think I don't really
>> want to switch.
I don't see any problems, since I (almost) never go into my Maildir/
to peek around. That's what my MUA (and scripting languages) is for.
> That being said, I implemented an IMAP server, and am more than
> happy with it.
Just now? Wow.
Or are you populating using your MUA?
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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