[Dovecot] maildir location

Jim Knuth jk at jkart.de
Thu Mar 17 23:59:52 EET 2011

am 17.03.11 22:33 schrieb upen <upendra.gandhi at gmail.com>:

>> If you expect to have any folders with lots of messages, I would use
>> mdbox rather than Maildir. NFS tends to have performance problems with
>> lots of small files, and Maildir uses one file per message, where mdbox
>> has a sort of compromise between lots of files and the huge files that
>> mbox creates.
> Thanks Patrick.
> OK.  back to zero again. Now this is new piece of information for me
> which tell me that mdbox is better than Maildir format for emails on
> NFS.

really? Only for NFS?

>   Question: Which is best format to go with in general, maildir or
> mdbox? . We really don't want users to use their NFS HOME directories
> for storing and accessing their emails. Even if they create any imap
> folder that should also get created on email server's local storage
> either in Maildir format or the new format mdbox which I've just heard
> about.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Jim Knuth

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