[Dovecot] direct access or local IMAP access?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Oct 22 16:50:21 EEST 2004

On 22.10.2004, at 13:47, Alan Schmitt wrote:

> I'm going to have a lot of mail stored there (about 40000 messages for
> 1.4GB in 30 folders), and I was wondering if it was better (in terms of
> performance and stability) to directly access the mail using the 
> maildir
> hierarchy, or access it using local IMAP.

Probably depends on how fast your mail client is at accessing mailboxes 
directly compared to Dovecot.

 From Dovecot's point of view external modifications only make Dovecot 
rescan the mailbox to find out changes. With Maildir Dovecot does it 
pretty much constantly anyway so it shouldn't afftect performance much 
if at all. It doesn't affect stability.
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