mbox or uw-imap vs. cyrus-imapd

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Thu May 5 10:06:32 EDT 2005

On Thu, 05 May 2005, Andreas Hasenack wrote:
> On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 08:30:12PM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > Is there similar to
> > http://www.courier-mta.org/mbox-vs-maildir/
> > for cyrus?
> Cyrus also uses a one-file-per-message format. It's not maildir, but
> the benefits are the same.

Except that due to the indexes, it is not concurrency-safe.  Cyrus does
proper locking.

That said, anyone comparing uw-imap with cyrus-imap or uw-imap with
courrier-imap is not serious about the imap part. uw-imap is useless.

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  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh
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