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Re: Which mailbox the fastest for gnus?

From: David Hanak
Subject: Re: Which mailbox the fastest for gnus?
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:39:20 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

On Tue, 08 Jun 2004, Ding Lei wrote:

> Hi David, 
>> Note, that if you want to split mail into your groups with an external tool
>> such as procmail, you'd better stick with maildirs.
> What's the Reason ?  Would you please explain that in details?
> Thank you.

Because Gnus caches information on the articles in the NOV files, and just
adding a file to an nnml directory won't update the cache, so Gnus will not
be aware of the new message.  Maildir on the other hand, has separate
subdirectories for delivery and storage, and when a message is read, it is
moved from the former into the latter.

Take care,

David Hanak - Research Engineer
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