On 08/20/2014 08:16 PM, Bruce Ferrell wrote:
On 08/20/2014 04:57 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:
Anton Aylward wrote:
Will you please stop propagating this nonsense that maildir is non
standard. Its a reliable standard that has been in use for getting on
for 40 years, it long pre-dates Linux, long pre-dates UNIX on PCS.
years? Not really
From my recall maildir came into being with djb's qmail in the late 90's
/ early 2000s
There were similar mailbox formats before that, but not maildir as
and until then, sendmail and mbox WERE the standard
Maidir *as* *we* *know* *it* *today* came with qmail, but the
one-message-per-file and much of what got formalized by djb was in use
by the MH before we had GUIs. MH was intended to be CLI and shell
script friendly, the old "each thing does just one thing and does it
well" approach; modern MUAs are very complex, feature-full and can have
various problems and bugs.
 just like a lot of things that, as we know them today, such as KDE4,
the USG standards and more.
RFC822 has been revised and updated a number of times; to an implementer
822 shows a lot of holes and shortcomings and thet all needed
clarification. Evolution happens.
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