[dovecot] Mbox spool; dovecot rewriting and rewriting and rewriting

Ask Bjoern Hansen ask at develooper.com
Mon Apr 7 20:47:09 EEST 2003


jaldhar recommended dovecot to me -
http://www.askbjoernhansen.com/archives/2003/04/07/000286.html ...
and so far it seems much nicer than the other imapds.  yay.

I use the OS X Mail.app client.    I tested it with a test account
with no problems, but trying to use it with my usual mail folders
(~1.3GB; 120MB in the inbox) it's not working at all.

It seems like dovecot keeps copying the full inbox into a temp file
in mail/.imap/INBOX.  It did it at least 10 times while I was
watching without any noticable progress doing anything at all in

I am running FreeBSD on an ancient box with 384MB ram (but nice SCSI

I tried stopping new mail deliveries to the inbox while I testing,
but it didn't seem to make a difference.

 - ask

ask bjoern hansen, http://www.askbjoernhansen.com/ !try; do();

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