mail to multiple users

Jules Agee julesa at
Wed Apr 13 19:34:51 EDT 2005

I'm pretty sure I remember reading somewhere in the docs that Cyrus 
already does this. If a single message is addressed to multiple users it 
creates a hard link to the same message in each mailbox. Nothing special 
required, as long as it's one message with multiple recipients.

Helmut Weigel wrote:
> Hi all!
> I 've got a question about how messages are stored on the system.
> Think of the following situation:
> I have a huge number of users in my mailstore, lets say 50000.
> And now i want to send one single email, maybe with a fully featured 150 
> Pages colored PDF Attachment, to them all.
> Can you see any chance, that this message is just stored once in the 
> mailstore and there are 50000 references /links to that email?
> What would the MTA have to tell cyrus to do that, if even possible?
> I think a way around this are public imap folders. But it would be great 
> if the first szenario would be possible.
> Can anybody put a little light on this?
> Thanks Helmut
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