[Users] Some questions from a possible new user

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Fri Dec 16 21:45:29 CET 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 08:11:37PM +0100, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:51:54 +0000
> Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:
> > 
> > Except those which also use the sbd suffix I would suppose?
> > 
> From fileext.com:
> "The SBD file type is primarily associated with 'Mozilla (Netscape)' by
> Mozilla.org. Each mail folder (Inbox, Sent, etc.) is stored as two
> files; one with no extension (e.g. INBOX), which is the mail file
> itself (in ‘mbox’ format), and one with an .MSF extension (e.g.
> INBOX.MSF), which is the index (Mail Summary File) to the mail file.
> There is an optional folder bearing the mailbox name with an SBD
> extension that contains any sub-folders."
> So it seems to be part of the standard MBOX format to store
> information of directory hierarchies in a special file.
> <mailbox name>."sbd"
Since when has Mozilla/Netscape been the standard for mbox hierarchies? :-)

Yes, it's a way of allowing one to have mailboxes and directories with
the 'same' name, but it's by no means a standard way of doing it I don't

Chris Green

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