Re: evolution + maildir

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On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 10:47 +0000, Matt Davey wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 15:49 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 21:59 +0100, Michal Janda wrote:
> [...]
> > > 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.
> 
> The 'MH' backend for evolution stores each mail as separate files.
> There are definitely some rough edges (e.g. a bug was introduced that
> prevented creation of a new folder when using the MH backend.  This got
> fixed, but is evidence that there aren't many users using evolution this
> way).
> 
> That said, it's been working well for me for years.  My main reason for
> using it is that I can very quickly scan and read mail remotely using
> the mh command line tools.
> 
> Matt
> 
> Matt Davey      The two most common things in the Universe are 
> [email protected] 	hydrogen and stupidity.  -- Harlan Ellison
> 
Ok, I'lll bite. What is the MH backend for evolution? I was unaware that
evlution can save mail in maildir format.
-- 
Aaron Konstam <[email protected]>


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