[Dovecot] Haha wow, thats freakin cool... mdbox

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Sun Jul 18 11:44:02 EEST 2010

Brandon Lamb put forth on 7/18/2010 2:22 AM:
> It didnt really click until I had a "ls -ald *" on watch while I moved
> messages around folders using mdbox... I moved about 200 first to an
> Archive folder, and scratched my head wondering why i didnt see any
> new m.* files being created after the move. So then I moved some 5k
> other messages from other folders to my archive folder...
> Then it dawned on me, how damn cool, the data never changes, dovecot
> just updates its index of what folder the message is in?!
> That is awesome!

What happens when these indexes become corrupted, get accidentally deleted, or
have the permissions accidentally changed in a way that they become unreadable
by Dovecot?  Does Dovecot still report the messages as being in the correct


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