[Novalug] thinking about switching to maildir
jhart at kevla.org
Tue Apr 3 18:42:17 EDT 2012
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 12:45:21PM -0400, The Doctor wrote:
>> > i have nearly 5GB of old mail i don't want to lose. i also use
>> > symlinks on my mailboxes so that different names point to the same
>> > mbox file. i want to continue doing this. for instance:
>> I have no idea how you made that work. You wrote that you use mutt as
>> your MUA sometimes; do you have it configured to reference the mbox
>> file directly?
> i use mutt exclusively as my MUA. my wife uses IMAP and apple mail.
> i like having files that i can search through using normal linux
> utilities (e.g. grep, ls)
>> I think you'll find Maildirs a bit faster (because the IMAP server
>> won't have to sequentially page through a huge file to find messages)
>> and more reliable (more eggs, more baskets).
> i've heard that searches will be slower?
Your searches will be MUCH faster than outlook, trust me!!!!
Seriously, Been running postfix, dovecot, and maildir for years. Rock solid,
no issues, searches complete pretty quickly.
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