[plug] Maildir vs mbox

Bernard Blackham bernard at blackham.com.au
Fri Apr 2 00:27:21 WST 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 02:46:57PM +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
> I've been hearing a lot about dovecot lately. Is it new, or just
> "recently risen to prominence"? Does it have any particularly notable
> features that might interest me in it?

The main points I can think of are: 
 - it was written by somebody that *knows* how to write secure code
 - it does its own indexing
 - its miles faster than uw-imapd (which was our big reason for
   switching to it - brought the load average down substantially)

The only real quirk I've found with it is that using fetchmail with
IMAP from a dovecot server, all messages are marked as Old instead
of New. I investigated this once and I think I decided it was a
fetchmail bug, though I don't remember any more, as I have this in
my procmailrc (hacky, yes :)

|formail -I "Status: N"



 Bernard Blackham <bernard at blackham dot com dot au>

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