[Dovecot] Is dovecot the right choice for this problem?
tss at iki.fi
Sat Dec 8 11:08:13 EET 2007
On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 23:05 -0600, Darren McLaughlin wrote:
> There's a ringing endorsement of Verio. They told me that the server
> had a"group mail file" and all the users had their mail stored
> together. If I installed Dovecot, they said it would split the
> mailboxes up into individual files, and reduce the load on teh server,
> thus allowing it to better handle large mailboxes. I guess they are
> just making it up as they go along... thanks for the info though. I
> suppose I will seek an independent email host somewhere and have their
> mail forwarded, or upgrade my server on verio.
That sounds like you're using UW-IMAP with mbox files currently, which
gets slow with large mailboxes. For that Dovecot would help, probably
even by staying with mbox file format, but even better if you switch to
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