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Re: Mailbox, Mysql or Folder.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Jochen Spieker <ml@well-adjusted.de> wrote:
> Kelly Clowers:
>> On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 7:09 AM, Jochen Spieker <ml@well-adjusted.de> wrote:
>>> I don't think there are many people (or organisations) that keep their
>>> e-mails in relational databases. Sure, mail servers like Exchange (or
>>> Dovecot) may have their own on-disk-format for mailboxes instead of
>>> plain maildirs or mboxes. But they don't use MySQL (or Postgres, for
>>> that matter).
>> Exchange may not use MS SQL Server, but it does use a database,
>> namely Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) aka JET Blue (not the
>> same code as JET Red, which was the old Access engine). MS
>> looked at moving Exchange to SQL Server, but decided not to.
> I already supposed something like this when writing my e-mail but
> couldn't be bothered to google it. Nevertheless, I deliberately chose
> the term "relational database" which does not appear to apply to ESE.
> And that means I am still right. ;-)

You are right indeed. I didn't see a clear answer to whether it was
relational or not at first.


Kelly Clowers

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