[CentOS] Archive mail format?

Wed Nov 2 22:33:05 UTC 2011
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>

Vreme: 11/02/2011 11:26 PM, Bill Campbell piše:
> On Wed, Nov 02, 2011, Les Mikesell wrote:
> ...
>> Thanks - I think most of what I'd want to keep is still accessible via
>> imap.   What I'm wondering is if there is a general consensus about
>> the file format for long term storage that would be most likely to
>> permit direct search and access from some future mail reader, possibly
>> on some other OS.  I suppose I could make a VM image that I could fire
>> up as an imap server again, but that seems kind of cumbersome.
> I would store in Maildir format as it's simple, supported by
> several IMAP servers (e.g. courier-imap and dovecot), and it's
> very easy to use standard *nix tools to search and/or manipulate
> messages.
> Bill

Only mayor difference between two formats is that one keeps all mail in 
a single file,, keeping smaller storage footprint, while other keeps all 
e-mails in separate files, so it is easier to delete or 
categorize/separate or selectively delete them.


Ljubomir Ljubojevic
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