[CentOS-docs] Simple postfix/dovecot guide?

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Fri Jan 25 12:34:11 UTC 2008

Ned Slider wrote:

> Ah, yes indeed. Thanks for the clarification - that completely passed me 
> over when I set up my system.
> Any thoughts on mbox vs maildir and pop vs imap. Is there accepted best 
> practice or is this something best left to the individual users 
> discretion after reading up for themselves on the individual merits of 
> each?

I personally use maildir / imap. I don't know if this would happen with 
mbox as well, but one of the downsides to maildir is that you end up 
with a ton of tiny files making tar performance dismal if you decide to 
make a tar archive.

I don't remember why I chose maildir when I did, that was eons ago. But 
I do remember I had a reason. The default was mbox and I changed it. It 
may have been performance related, but I don't remember.

As far as why I use imap to access my mail - that's a no brainer, it 
lets me easily access it from almost any machine running almost any client.

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