[Dovecot] Cyrus MailDir to Dovecot mbox
CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Thu Oct 9 19:32:03 EEST 2008
On 10/9/2008 12:08 PM, CJ Keist wrote:
> It's to do with how our current file services are setup and a
> personal preference and familiarity with the mbox format. Right now
> other than users inboxes, all mail folders are stored in the users home
> directory on central file server which the mail server mounts via NFS.
> Maildir is a big change from mbox and would give a confusing view to
> users that decided to look into their Maildir folder. I don't even want
> to think about what they might try mucking around with in there ;).
> mbox format is just cleaner and users can easily see that these are the
> same folders they see on their mail client.
I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if my users' mail was directly
accessible by the users... ;)
> But if I ever get the money to add enough local disk storage on our
> mail server and can move all users mail folders to the mail server, is
> when I would probably think about switching over to the Maildir format.
> This way the users only way to access their Maildir folder would be
> through a mail client.
I feel your pain...
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