Initially I had setup dimension.sh to use Maildir for its user mail store, as this was a preference of mine for all my dedicated servers over the years. In my view
mbox was the legacy format doomed to be left behind while the superior
Maildir ate its lunch and got all the newest, hottest tools wrote for it.
The problem is when you’re trying to setup a pubnix system with a legacy feel, it doesn’t really feel right excluding some tools that people want to use. For example using
Maildir restricted the usable mail clients essentially down to
mutt, which can be a bit of a beast to use at the best of times. ~gohan asked for
alpine to be installed as it was his preferred client and the question came forefront again as to why I’ve setup
Thankfully a patched version of
alpine is available to support
Maildir, so i’ve compiled a version and placed it on the Diemsion RPMs repository as
alpine-maildir, for anyone interested.