[CentOS] Converting to maildir

Tue Jan 4 14:16:26 UTC 2011
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>

On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 09:07 -0500, Ross Walker wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2011, at 8:52 AM, Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org> wrote:
> > There are numerous IMAP servers that support maildir, and scripts to
> > import MBOX files - that is how I would approach it.  [But then I
> > wouldn't use Maildir; I mean, really, who cares what format your
> > messages are in - use IMAP and network access your message store.  Cyrus
> > IMAPd will index and filter all your messages for you].
> I think the OP said he wanted maildir for backup reasons. With mbox a single new email 
> will mean the whole mbox needs to be backed up, with maildir only that email will need 
> backing up.

+1  The internal format used by Cyrus is one-file-per-message so
rsync-ing works very well.  But delayed-expunge and clustering works
even better.