[Dovecot] Temporary files

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Jul 15 14:13:17 EEST 2010

On 15.7.2010, at 9.16, Christian Rohmann wrote:

>>>> Any thoughts?
>>> Could the location be made dependant on the file size?
>> The file size isn't known beforehand. 
> But it could be known if the SIZE extention of LMTP is used right?

It wouldn't be known with deliver. And I wasn't planning on implementing SIZE extension for LMTP anytime soon..

> Talking about LMTP ... if one runs lets say postfix on the deliver
> machine that is already maintaining a mailqueue and one uses the LMTP
> server of dovecot 2.0 to get the messages delivered, why would you need
> to write the mail to disk a second time (postfix once, then deliver
> again) of the message size is within reasonable limits (lets say below
> 100MB). So would you make the size when messages are spooled to disk
> (currently 128k as I understand) configurable?

Temporary files would typically stay in memory too and get deleted before written to disk. But I guess I could make this configurable.

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