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Re: evolution + maildir



On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 21:59 +0100, Michal Janda wrote:
> On 10/30/06, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
>         On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 17:11 +0100, Michal Janda wrote:
>         > Hi,
>         > is there any chance how to use evolution and store mail at
>         maildir,
>         > not mbox? I am downloading several mail list via pop3 and
>         the mbox
>         > file is getting too big.
>         >
>         > Michal
>         I am not sure what you are asking. In evolution you can store
>         mail from
>         each source in a different folder. So exactly what is your
>         problem that
>         you are trying to fix. 
>         --
>         Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>
> 
> There are at least two different ways how to store mail. One is mbox
> and other is maildir. In brief: 
> mbox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbox) - all messages are in one
> huge file, so if you have at your mail klient Inbox, Work, Friends and
> Password folders, at disk you have for each one big file. This is how
> e.g. Thunderbird store mail.
> 
> maildir (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maildir) - each mail message is
> in a single file, so if you have the same mail layout as I described
> you have inbox folder and inside plenty of files, the same for Work,
> Friends, passwords etc.
> 
> If I remember well, in Pegasus mail when you create new mail account,
> You can choose which format for storing mail is used.
> -- 
All what you say above is true. Are you saying you want to have separate
files for each mail message. If so I don't think ecolution can do that.
kmail can as can other mail clients.

In my opinion mbox format is the the better way but YMMD.
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