[Dovecot] Integrating Dovecot with Amazon Web Services

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Thu Jun 28 22:28:08 EEST 2012

On 2012-06-28 2:04 PM, Gary Mort <garyamort at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's probably due to the different structures they use.   sdbox
> can safely use either because each email message has a unique
> filename, and if it exists in both places it doesn't matter.

Eh?? Sdbox is like mbox - one file per mailbox/folder... it is NOT like 
maildir (one email = one file).

> mdbox though is different, multiple messages are stored in a single
> file.

The diff between mdbox and sdbox is sdbox puts all messages for any 
given mailbox/folder in one sdbox file (just like mbox). Sdbox has a 
setting for the max filesize of the dbox file, and once an mdbox file 
exceeds that size, it creates a new mdbox file to start adding messages to.


Best regards,


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