[Dovecot] DoveCot compression to save HDD space

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Feb 14 16:40:18 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 10:35 -0500, Charles Marcus wrote:
> > I am wondering if there are any possibilities to save HDD space used by 
> > emails by compressing content (not just attachements).
> I'd *much* rather see work done on 'single-instance-storage' support, 
> ala cyrus... that would do far more, in most setups, than compressing 
> files - without adding any overhead, which compression definitely would do.

It's been somewhat planned for dbox format. No idea when though.

With maildir I suppose it's possible with hardlinks, but that's a bit

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