[CentOS] Sendmail

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 17:02:11 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-07 at 09:02, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:

> One important thing people often don't think about is the *size* of 
> mailboxes. Cyrus scales well with both size of mailboxes and number of 
> users.  Dovecot
> would probably handle thousands of small mailboxes just fine.  But let them
> start growing and it would start falling apart (like anything else that uses
> non-indexed Berkely style mailboxes would).

Dovecot builds an index but rebuilds it any time it thinks something
else has modified the mailbox.  Since Cyrus uses it's own oddball
format and delivery agent, it can get away with expecting the index
to always be correct.  Dovecot also has the option to use maildir
format which is more efficient for imap operations that have
to make changes.  For pop only, none of this is going to make
much difference.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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