[CentOS] Converting to maildir

Tue Jan 4 16:00:09 UTC 2011
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>

On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 09:56 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 1/4/2011 8:14 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> >> Many people care about storage format.
> > And they are misguided in doing so.  Details of message storage is an
> > internal [server's] problem.
> So how do you suggest solving that problem when it is in fact a problem?

You're missing the point of my objection.

That the server is slow or difficult to manage [which includes backup]
is the issue - not that it uses MBOX [regardless of that its use of MBOX
is the root of the *server's* issue].

Thinking of it in terms of messages-storage-format is misguided [I only
mention it because I see the MBOX/MH/Maildir/Maildir++/etc... debate
frequently].  This represents, IMO, a flawed approach to the problem.

Migration to a new solutions [an IMAP server] that provides better
performance / management is the fix.  Incidently, it will almost
certainly not use MBOX.

If you are 'manually' crawling around in your message-store [the *only*
case where you'd actually care much about storage format] indicates
something else it wrong [as well].