[Mailman-Developers] Maildir delivery

J C Lawrence claw@kanga.nu
Thu, 08 Aug 2002 23:36:02 -0700

On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 19:31:24 -0400 
Barry A Warsaw <barry@python.org> wrote:

> An alternative is a more elaborate and inefficient maildir layout,
> where each list and each subqueue has its own new, cur, and tmp
> subdirectories.  Blech.

This has a significant benefit as well.  Given that Maildir is NFS safe
we get the possibility of:

  -- A single machine receives all inbound mail for all lists.

  -- Machine Q process mail for lists A, B, and C,

  -- Machine R processes mail for lists D and E.

  -- etc for other machines.

Instant parallelism, just add list-specific qrunners.

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