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Re: [Nmh-workers] Large MH directories

From: Paul Vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Large MH directories
Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:20:49 -0700
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Ken Hornstein wrote:
> ...
> Right, I think that people forget Maildir was not designed as a mail
> _folder_ but instead as a mail _drop_ (a place where you store mail to
> retrieve it).  Yes, Dovecot uses it as a mail store, but I believe it does
> a lot of caching.  One of my plans for redoing the internal API is to
> support different backends; the three obvious candidates right now are
> MH, Maildir, and IMAP.

wouldn't that make us pretty much like the GNU MH-like thing that's
already in existence? (should we parrot any of their API's, in hopes of
creating a future generation of portable shell-level e-mail toolery?)

P Vixie

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