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Subject: Re: mail deliveries to NFS mount (sort of)
From: Brad Knowles (blkskynet.be)
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 05:05:51 CDT

At 10:11 AM +0200 2000/6/13, Leif Nixon wrote:

> Er, isn't one of the points with maildir do to away with the need for
> locking altogether?

        It doesn't work when you've got IMAP doing multiple simultaneous
accesses to the same "mailbox". You're back to needing locking,
because messages will be moved from one folder to another, created,
deleted, etc... and you need to make sure that no two processes try
to do mutually exclusive operations to the same message at the same

   These are my opinions -- not to be taken as official Skynet policy
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