craig at postnewspapers.com.au
Fri Jan 16 11:42:18 EST 2004
Joe Hrbek wrote:
> If so, any opinion on it? Good, bad, ugly? I'm thinking that it would only
> provide a boost to those users that have an incredible amount of email in
> their mailbox, this is an assumption though.
Squatter is wonderful, and it can make a fairly significant difference
even when you have mailboxes with a less than a hundred messages if
you're searching message bodies.
Your remote users will love you, especially if you schedule nightly
indexing of their archive mailboxes.
On the other hand, you pay a fair bit in disk space for your speed, so
if you're hurting for storage as it is, squatter is not for you.
My boss (he of the 5,000 message never-cleaned-out-or-sorted inbox)
thinks it's the most wonderful thing invented. Of course, if he'd only
use _filters_ and learn to use an address book...
Because Squatter doesn't take the same mailbox spec syntax as ipurge
etc, I use a cron job to update my indexes:
# run squatter on all user INBOXes to update indexes
su - cyrus -c 'squatter -v -s $(cd /var/spool/imap && find user/ -type d
-maxdepth 1 | sed "s/\//./")'
su - cyrus -c 'squatter -v -r -s user.craig.lists'
#... more selected mailboxes follow
Once I upgrade to 2.2 I expect not to need this, as I gather mailbox
annotations can be used to select which mailboxes to index.
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