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From "Danny Angus" <da...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [PATCH] mbox mail repository
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2003 11:07:08 GMT
Fantastic Jason,

This should allow people to archive mail into mbox files, and then use
eyebrowse to view the archive.
Nice one.
Excellent. etc...!

d.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Webb [mailto:jw@inovem.com]
> Sent: 07 August 2003 11:47
> To: server-dev@james.apache.org
> Subject: [PATCH] mbox mail repository
>
>
> Due to a couple of user requests I've coded a simple (at the moment)
> mbox mail repository. Note that this is NOT a SPOOL repository as using
> mbox for that would be performance suicide!
>
> The repository is optimised for write (append) usage, rather than using
> the mbox to reading email as people have indicated that they'd like to
> read the mbox files in other applications (mail list viewers) etc. It
> does not currently support dot-locking. If people need it then I'll
> write it.
>
> I've tested it with a 2000 entry mbox from the IBM Thinkpad mailing list
> archive as well as similar sizes of mbox from the GNU C list and the
> POP3 performance is usable, but on the slow side. However, the
> repository can deal with incorrect mbox entries it that's your poison.
>
> I have placed a sample usage in the config.xml file (but commented out)
>
> Apologies for the code, I've had tonsilitis and not always been that
> sane. :)
>
> -- Jason
>
>


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