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Re: zmailer & SQL Databases

On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Andy Poling wrote:

> - store individual mail messages in individual files in a
> directory (which is the "mailbox folder", rather than stacking
> them into one unix-style ^From_ seperated file.  This can yield a
> very significant improvement in performance for deletes, addition
> of new messages, and changing message headers (like changing the
> Status: header line), through simplfying those tasks and
> eliminating alot of file contention (and lock contention).

This will also help when clustering multiple hosts for
reliability. Syncing a mailfolder over the network is
usually not an option, maildirs are.

Rik -- Open Source: you deserve to be in control of your data.
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