suggestion need to design an email system.

Jorey Bump list at
Thu Sep 18 06:05:49 EDT 2008

David Lang wrote, at 09/18/2008 12:12 AM:
> doign a quick google check on maildir it also appears that maildir is not as 
> standard as people think it is, it's defined almost entirely by the 
> implementation (DJB started it, but never worked to turn it into a standard for 
> others to use)

This was definitely a strike against the Maildir-based systems I
evaluated along with Cyrus a few years ago. None of them appeared to be
true drop-in replacements for each other, and the subtle differences
weren't transparent to the end user. In the end, performance and ease of
configuration for the end user are what tipped the scales in favor of
Cyrus (Dovecot was in beta at the time and still had some serious bugs).

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