[Dovecot] v1.1 plans

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri May 11 18:14:42 EEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-04-18 at 10:51 +0200, Jacek Osiecki wrote:
> One question... I remember that such issue has been raised here some time
> ago, but I don't know if there were any decisions made... Is there a plan
> for using hard links in dovecot-LDA when the mail is going to be delivered
> to many recepients... In fact lack of such functionality is the only thing
> that holds me from switching in multiple locations to dovecot from
> cyrus-imap, which I really don't like (it requires LDAP, which I don't
> love as well ;)

It's a bit annoying to implement. I could of course always just kludge
it in some way, but perhaps when shared mailbox support is finished this
could be implemented more easily:

 - Run deliver as some kind of a master user having access to all users'
 - Write the mail to some temporary mailbox
 - Copy it to the users' mailboxes. With maildir_copy_with_hardlinks=yes
this'll make them hardlinks

The temporary mailbox is needed because otherwise it's possible that the
message gets expunged before it's copied to all the users' mailboxes.

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