ms Exchange alternative (Dovecot)

Simon Dick simond at
Thu Jan 29 11:04:06 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 10:53, Pete French wrote:
> > It doesn't take mail from FreeBSD lists very long to build up so it's 
> > good to here that dovecot works well with large Maildirs!
> Interesting - does anyone here ahve any experinece with how well dovecot
> interacts with normal email ? (i.e. /var/mail and mbox). Does it store
> mail in a standard format, and will playing with the files outside
> of it mess up its indicies ?

Dovecot uses standard maildir format for storing email, I read email by
a combination of mutt against the local maildirs and dovecot via imap
and imap knows when to rebuild indexes (it has to for when mail arrives
anyway :)

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