mutt & mailinglists

J. Jones jjones at
Sat Jul 14 07:24:18 PDT 2001

On Sat, Jul 14, 2001 at 03:28:28PM +0200, Andre Wyrwa wrote:
> > I use mutt all the time.  I don't try to use mutt's filtering, procmail works
> > very well for me.
> Hmm...thx, but I think I don't like that. Mutt seems to have excelent filtering functionality, problem is that for me it works for outgoing mail only, but should - as mentioned in the docs for ingoing, too.
> (Your solution means having another system-maildir AND another mutt-maildir.)
> > If you're still using mbox (why?) then leave off the trailing slash.
> What's the benefit of maildir? when using mbox I have one file, when using maildir, a have a dir cluttered with files. For large amounts of mail I can't imagine that having a dir full of files is much faster than having one file full of mails. Or is it? Or are there any other advantages?

The biggest advantage of Maildir (and perhaps the only *real* one) is it
doesn't require file locking.. so it's NFS friendly.

As for the incoming mail.. mutt reads 1) the value of $MAIL and 2) it's
mailspool setting as your incoming mail spool.  What exactly is the issue

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