[Novalug] thinking about switching to maildir
drwho at virtadpt.net
Wed Apr 4 11:48:32 EDT 2012
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On 04/03/2012 06:07 PM, Mark Smith wrote:
> 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)
You can grep Maildirs - each message is just a text file.
> i've heard that searches will be slower?
In my experience, it's been faster because the RAID underlying the
mail server can feed individual files to the IMAP daemon much faster
than the daemon can scroll through a multi-gigabyte mbox file.
(My mail archive sounds about as bad as yours - 5-6GB total on a good
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