Cyrus-IMAP: are also all sent mails a single files stored/saved?

Cyrus-IMAP: are also all sent mails a single files stored/saved?

Post by tools5 » Sat, 25 Dec 2004 20:14:15


Hi,

I am contemplating about switching to an open source
mail server and heard the interesting fact, that Cyrus-
IMAP does store every mail a single file.

My question:
Are also the sent mails(after sending them) them as
a single file "available" ?


Any tip is appreciated very much! Thank you!

Bill
 
 
 

Cyrus-IMAP: are also all sent mails a single files stored/saved?

Post by Juha Laih » Mon, 27 Dec 2004 06:08:09


XXXX@XXXXX.COM (bill) said:

At least current versions of Cyrus store each message in a separate file.


IMAPd's are not involved in sending messages. However, many mail user
agents can be configured to store a copy of all sent messages to some
specified place (which can be an IMAP folder -- and then, if Cyrus
server is used, then Cyrus storage policies will be used as well, so
each message will end up as a separate file).

Note though that regular users do not have filesystem access to the
message store: at filesystem level the messages can only be accessed
by the user account designated for the Cyrus server - so in most
cases the storage format isn't a concern (as long as performance is
adequate).
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