Thunderbird 38 beta 2 is available

R Kent James kent at
Fri Apr 24 17:48:15 UTC 2015

A discussion about switching to maildir as default format is premature. 
We'll be open to hear the pros and cons sometimes in the next 
development cycle after we have more experience.

On 4/24/2015 10:19 AM, Onno Ekker wrote:
> I don't think maildir should be the default. When every single mail is 
> a file, I'm sure I'll run out of disk space. The mbox format is much 
> more efficient…
> Onno
> On 24 apr. 2015, at 18:10, Blake Winton <bwinton at 
> <mailto:bwinton at>> wrote:
>> I disagree.  I don’t think most people care what the underlying 
>> storage format is, and so once we believe maildir is at an acceptable 
>> level of stability and performance, we should just switch to it 
>> automatically.  (Only for new accounts at first, so that we don’t 
>> hang people’s machines on upgrade.  ;)  But perhaps we could also 
>> provide an “Upgrade storage format” button that had a progress bar 
>> and stuff in a later version.)
>> Thanks,
>> Blake.
>> -- 
>> Blake Winton   UX Engineer
>> bwinton at <mailto:bwinton at>

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