Jerry Feldman gaf at
Sat Aug 26 08:35:38 EDT 2006

On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 18:46:38 -0400
John Abreau <john.abreau at> wrote:

> Kent Borg wrote:
> > 
> > One consideration: if you have something like a large mail file that
> > gets bigger every day as you don't delete stuff, but is never the
> > same, it still gets stored in its entirety every time.  
> > 
> In other words, "mbox sucks; maildir rocks"
I still use MH (actually sylpheed-claws as the client) with MH as the
directory format. claws handles mbox, MH and Maildir. I use procmail to
filter my email to my MH folders. In any case, with maildir or MH then
incremental backups are more effective. 

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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