On 6 June 2013 18:06, Dale R. Worley <wor...@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> I an working on a system to archive files for backup purposes.  The
> current challenge is a Unix mailbox file which is about 100Mb.  By its
> nature, new mail is added to the file at the end and most of that is
> rapidly deleted.

It sounds like you are using the mbox email format where everything is
kept inside a
single file.
Have you considered using the Maildir fomat instead ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maildir

Regards
Martin

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