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>> At 16:09 05/12/2001 +0000, Niall Brady wrote:
> >IMAP... <sigh> if only... we have a deeply hairy and customised
> >version of MMDF running here (a pet project of the admins here for
> >years, work is still done on it from time to time!), so it'd be
> >nightmarish at this moment in time to move over... longterm project
>> Ah yes - I remember it well.
If that is fondness I'm hearing, then you truly are in need of
help.. MMDF (some nice features not-withstanding) has to be the
largest ball of congealed crud that ever graced the internet's
email system (pp excluded) - (yes, I know that in the pre-smtp days it
had it's uses, but) the smtp components were so far off the planet
that it beggared belief that someone would voluntarily submit themselves
to MMDF table management and rewriting - I'm feeling unwell just
thinking about it.
> Actually, I preferred the MMDF style for storing mails to the standard mbox
> style (a line of ^A's is much better than whatever it is mbox
> uses). Not that I played much with mbox - not long after I joined
> Medianet fulltime we bought a nice little netapp and started using Maildir
> - - which is a huge improvement on the horrible, nasty, disgusting mbox
Now I have to agree with you there... maildir really does make a whole load
> format (imagine dealing with a customer who kept emailing himself 3MB files).
No need to imagine, and then said same person ring support asking to
have all those mails deleted because he needs to get to an urgent email
further down the mailbox, and then repeats the same process the next
day, and the next, and the next...
** Chris Higgins e: chris.higgins at horizon.ie **
** tel: +353-1-6204916 **
** Horizon Technical Services fax: +353-1-6204901 **
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