[Dovecot] Purging a large folder... anything I need to be careful of?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Feb 10 15:42:30 EET 2010

On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 13:40 +0100, Dennis Guhl wrote:
> When you go to ~/Maildir/cur/ to remove messages (as dave intend) 
> dovecots indexes will indeed be affected. But it will cause no 
> trouble beside throwing an entry in the log.

It shouldn't even log anything. Dovecot's Maildir code was built so that
it expected there to be other non-Dovecot MUAs accessing and changing
the Maildir. Only recently I added maildir_very_dirty_syncs=yes setting
where it assumes it's the only thing accessing maildir to improve

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