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Re: Change default MTA was Re: Fedora Core 2 wishlists



On Sunday 14 December 2003 18:24, Chris Adams wrote:
> I've got a server here with ~28000 mailboxes (not all get much mail;
> probably around ~20000 active mailboxes), and it works just fine with
> standard mbox format mailboxes.  Of course, the first thing I did was
> rip out qpopper, as it was corrupting mailboxes on a regular basis.
>
> The problem with Maildir is that it writes each message to a file by
> itself.  News server operators figured out 4-5 years ago that that was a
> bad design.  It works okay when you have no more than 50 messages in a
> mailbox, but it doesn't scale up well when you get lots of messages in a
> mailbox (which happens all too often - when I go away for vacation for a
> week, I'll come back to a couple of thousand messages).
This is an absoult myth.
See here for a performance comparison: 
http://www.courier-mta.org/mbox-vs-maildir/

I personally have maildirs with several thousand messages (fedora-list for 
example), and no performance problem whatsoever. (celeron 1200 with 256MB RAM 
and courier-imap)

-- 
ronny




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