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Author: Erik Christiansen
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] email clients: was Where to reply for Steve Litt
On 23.05.19 18:42, Rick Moen wrote:
> And yes, I've heard many times that mbox is terrible and that I should
> use Maildir instead because it's much better for NFS file locking and
> for IMAP access. But: no NFS here, no IMAP here. Thus, no NFS
> problems and no IMAP problems.
> The Neaderthal lifestyle has its advantages, y'see.

As one practitioner of the Neander valley lifestyle to another, I can
only concur, finding that mbox can serve flawlessly with hundreds of
thousands of emails retained¹ in thousands of mailboxes, over many


¹ From maybe two million delivered to mbox in that time.

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's             
supposed to do.                          
                                                   - Robert A. Heinlein