[ILUG] 2 quick mail questions.
tbridge at vianetworks.ie
Fri Mar 2 10:55:10 GMT 2001
>On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 09:49:56AM +0000, James Raftery mentioned:
> > On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 07:20:41PM +0000, Conor Daly wrote:
> > > format. Doesn't matter that much here at home but it could get
> > > significant on a real mail server...
> > Real mail servers usually have a farm of SMTP/POP boxes sharing access
> > to a common filestore containing user mailboxes. This is where Maildir
> > shines. It doesn't need any file locking and is safe over NFS.
> > Disk space is cheap these days too.
>Kate, who has on occasion had to manually fix a mail spool that got
Which is the other huge advantage of Maildir, it means that conversations
with customers/users going "there's a big mail in my inbox, can you fix"
are swiftly and easily deleted by use of the rm command :)
FYI Conor - both Indigo (as they use qmail this is a safe assumption) and
ourselves use Maildir format. I haven't found inodes to be an issue yet :)
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