User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20060308 Firefox/126.96.36.199 Build Identifier: Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 Saving the mail messages in individual files instead of one big file would be a great enhancement; not necessarly for a point of vue since it would not change anything to the visual interface (except that the 'compress folder' function would disapear). + The whole 1Gb file would not have to be saved only because a 1Kb message have be read (the main goal for this feature). + Deleting a message is only renaming a file into the trash folder + Deleting a folder is only renaming a directory into the trash folder + No folder compression needed + No limit on file size (each message is only limited by maximum file size of the filesystem, and not the whole folder) + Filesystem directory tree would reflect the folder tree (one directory for a folder, one file for a message). + Retreiving a unix-like mail file (like used now) is only concatenating all the message files of a folder - Breaking format habit - Indexing may be longer (but I am not sure) - File name management needed when moving/creating/importing messages - Long folders (with many messages) may reach filesystem limitation (to much files in one directory) - No undelete possibility when the trash has been freed Reproducible: Always
> The whole 1Gb file would not have to be saved only because a 1Kb message have > be read (the main goal for this feature). That doesn't happen today, so I'm not sure what you're talking about. To mark a message read, we just rewrite one character in the file. the big advantages of maildir support are: 1. no need for compaction 2. editing a message would only involve rewriting the message, not the whole mailbox. 3. virus checkers won't delete your whole inbox the disadvantages are: 1. Increased disk space usage 2. Message body searches will slow down enormously because we don't index message body contents, and searching will involve opening every file/msg.
Duping to the bug about maildir support. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 58308 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Cleanup *dupeme* whiteboard flag from bugs that are marked as Resolved Duplicate!
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