MozillaZine

Will Thunderbird 3 still use mbox storage format?

Discussion about official Mozilla Thunderbird builds
heraldo
 
Posts: 213
Joined: December 1st, 2004, 1:38 am

Post Posted October 19th, 2008, 8:47 am

Just wonder if Thunderbird 3 will continue to store messages in mbox storage format. If so, are there any advantages storing this way compared to storing every message as a single file?
Last edited by heraldo on October 19th, 2008, 10:46 am, edited 1 time in total.

rsx11m
Moderator
 
Posts: 14425
Joined: May 3rd, 2007, 7:40 am
Location: US

Post Posted October 19th, 2008, 9:18 am

I assume that your are talking about the Global Inbox for POP accounts. This is already a configuration option in Thunderbird 2.0 in the advanced server settings, thus you have the choice of combining all accounts under Local Folders or have them in separate blocks. This shouldn't be any different in Thunderbird 3.0, where there is also discussion on collecting the folders by type rather than by account.

charles

User avatar
 
Posts: 4240
Joined: March 2nd, 2004, 11:06 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Post Posted October 19th, 2008, 9:53 am

And if you are talking about the mbox storage format I don't see that changing in the near future. If it did change it might go to a different type of database such as sqlite which is what other storage files used by Mozilla products have been switching to.

heraldo
 
Posts: 213
Joined: December 1st, 2004, 1:38 am

Post Posted October 19th, 2008, 10:00 am

Yes, I had the mbox storage format in mind. Is this format still used in alpha releases of Tb3?

charles

User avatar
 
Posts: 4240
Joined: March 2nd, 2004, 11:06 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Post Posted October 19th, 2008, 10:12 am

That has been the format for the last 15 years. No change there.

rsx11m
Moderator
 
Posts: 14425
Joined: May 3rd, 2007, 7:40 am
Location: US

Post Posted October 19th, 2008, 10:26 am

Sorry for misunderstanding your question, but that was kind of ambiguous. Switching to a different format for mail storage (or offering a choice of formats) has been under consideration for quite some time now, see this tracking bug for the various formats. I don't see a clear winner though as of now, thus it will likely stay with mbox, potentially with a "demorkification" of the summary files.

heraldo
 
Posts: 213
Joined: December 1st, 2004, 1:38 am

Post Posted October 19th, 2008, 10:48 am

ok, thanks for the answers :)

rsx11m
Moderator
 
Posts: 14425
Joined: May 3rd, 2007, 7:40 am
Location: US

Post Posted October 19th, 2008, 12:24 pm

You are welcome.

Return to Thunderbird Builds


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest