Sean Whitton wrote: > 2) I currently split my e-mail into my current inbox and folders, a > few hundred megabytes, and 5GB of archives removed by the archivemail > script. It would be much more useful to have my archives stored > locally, for easier searching, backed up to S3 somehow. Anyone got > any vcshome-style experience of storing e-mails? Git on a Maildir, > git-annex on mboxes? Any recommendations appreciated.
I archive my mail to compressed mboxes, one per month. If I used maildir it'd flirt with running out of inodes or exceeding the number of files git can comfortably scale to. And it would probably waste rather a lot of space. The main disadvantage of mbox for me is that notmuch does not support it. I use mairix instead. I am not using git-annex for it yet because this predates git-annex, and the 1 gb that ~/mail/.git is wasting has not yet been space that I strongly needed for something else. I do anticipate switching it to git-annex eventually. I've been meaning to start keeping an archive of all incoming mail (even spam), before mutt gets a chance to delete some of it, and that will grow a lot faster and will need to use git-annex. -- see shy jo
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