Re: best mailbox format?

On 02/13/04 21:26:12, manu wrote:
> Le 12.02.2004 22:41:36, Kacper Wysocki a écrit :
>> Hi guys -
>> what is the mailbox format that balsa has the best accessing  
>> algorithms for? Ie what is the format balsa reads writes the  
>> fastest? I've got mailboxes with upwards of 5000 emails, and I would  
>> like these to open snappily (or as close to as possible..)
> I think that maildir format is really well supported and seems also  
> to be much more efficient. I don't have any numbers to support this  
> claim though.
> Bye
> Manu

If I recall correctly, a discussion in the GNUS documentation indicates  
that maildir is the best for large numbers of messages; to find it, you  
might try a Google/Linux search on 'GNUS maildir'.

I've been using maildir on Balsa 2.0.15, and have no complaints.


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