Re: best mailbox format?

On 02/17/2004 11:51:22 PM, Kacper Wysocki wrote:
[ snip ]
> It's strange, but after running a couple of dozen tests on my  
> 50mb mail folder, trying out MH, Maildir and mbox, mbox came  
> out the fastest! For some reasons (cached data probably)  
> opening the mailboxes took between 3 and 5 seconds this time,  
> with MH and Maildir doing 5 seconds and the mbox format doing 3  
> seconds. Hmm.
> -Kacper

for some general discussion of flat-file (e.g. mbox) versus file/ 
message (e.g. mh and maildir) formats.  File/message is more  
robust, because there's no single huge file to get scrambled, but  
apparently with real-world file systems they're inherently  


BTW: which version of Balsa were you benchmarking?

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