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Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:59:36 -0500
On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 11:49:09PM +0000, Nic Ferrier wrote:
> xystrus <address@hidden> writes:
> > Well, we discussed this at length on the mutt users list.
> > Maildir is not without its own problems... It takes
> > substantially longer to open and index a Maildir/MH folder
> > than it does to do the same for a MBOX folder.
> This is an interesting paper about maildir:
Woah Nellie! I just had a look at this, and we're not really
comparing mbox to Maildir, we're comparing Courier IMAP to
I've yet to meet a sysadmin who's managed a UW-IMAP server who
did not also think that its performance sucked. I don't think
this has anything to do with mbox vs. Maildir, but entirely to
do with UW's implementation. If I felt like digging through the
archives of mutt-users, I could post benchmarks that paint a
very different picture.
But I don't. If you're curious, feel free. See the mailing list
section at www.mutt.org. The archives are linked in there...