[Dovecot] Advice, Converting a Live/Production server.

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Mon Dec 11 02:55:28 UTC 2006

On Sunday 10 December 2006 19:16, Michael Dilworth wrote:
>  I am currently running Dovecot as a pop3 server with standard
> /var/mail mbox's
>  I would like to run a mixed Imap/Pop3 server with ~/maildir inbox's

I would suggest first using mbox for everything, since you already have 
mbox working.

Dovecot can support a mixed environment, and maildir is indeed somewhat 
faster, but if only some of your users intend to use imap, mbox plus 
dovecot's indexes may very well be sufficient without conversion.  If the 
performance is acceptable, you might not need to run a mixed environment.


   - Brian

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