Questions about hardlinks, alternate storage and compression]

Timo Sirainen tss at
Mon Nov 30 22:23:07 UTC 2015

On 30 Nov 2015, at 17:48, Gionatan Danti <g.danti at> wrote:
> Hi Timo,
> glad to know it is in your TODO list ;)

It's been for many years.

> Any rough ETA on that?

Right now it doesn't seem likely to be developed anytime soon.

> Thanks.
> On 30/11/2015 14:23, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> On 30 Nov 2015, at 10:21, Gionatan Danti <g.danti at> wrote:
>>> So, let me do a straigth question: is someone using dovecot/LMTP with hardlinking? To me, this seems a _very_ important feature, and I wonder if I am doing something wrong or if the feature (hardlink+sieve) simply does not exists.
>> Hardlink+Sieve has never worked. The fix is a bit complicated. Here's my TODO entry about it:
>>  - remove mail_deliver_session after all, do all the stuff transparently
>>    by hooking into mailbox_copy().
>>      - use this hook also to do the mail deduplication: 1) sort all destination
>>        users, 2) create mail_user only once for each user, 3) remember in
>>        src_mail the previously copied mail, 4) use that for mailbox_copy()ing
>>        to following recipients
>>      - make sure this removes duplicate dbox mails when sieve saves mail to
>>        multiple mailboxes
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