[svlug] imap servers that support mbox

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Wed Nov 19 15:16:48 PST 2003

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 14:35:55 -0800 
Rick Schultz <bloodyvikings at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Now, most of the clients I use support imap, but I still like to be
> able to search through the local spool with `less $MAIL' when I have
> to, and I don't really want to muck with my MTA configuration
> (actually, I do, but that's another post entirely).

Cyrus uses a variation on MH folders for the mail spool: one file per
message, file contents are plain text.  This makes the mail spool very
easy to browse using something like `mc`.  Recommended.

> Is anyone using any imap servers that they like which support mbox?

mbox scales so poorly I gave up on it years ago.

J C Lawrence
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