Re: mailboxes directory access

From: Ken Murchison (no email)
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 08:55:13 EDT

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    > Hi all,
    > When an IMAP or a POP client check every minute if there is a new mail awaiting,
    > does cyrus-imapd always look in the spool directory in the cyrus.* file ? or
    > does it looks in the DB files in the config directory ? What file is updated
    > when a new mail is stored ?

    The cyrus.index file of the mailbox is opened and the header is read to
    check for new messages.

    When a new message is stored, the cyrus.index and cyrus.cache files are
    updated, and possibly the corresponding quota file is updated.

    > I am just wondering putting the spool directory on a NFS server and I don't want
    > it overloaded by aggressive clients.

    Bad idea. Search the list archives for the reasons why.

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