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relational database for personal email storage

On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 01:05:57PM -0500, R. Luoma wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone has stored locally their email
> in a local relational database.  I am not planning
> to use it as a email server, so the webmail solutions
> that I am running across on my net searches seem like overkill.
> I would also like to be create my custom SQL queries;
> my email directory tree is getting a bit slow
> to find-and-grep and there are some queries that I want
> to make that do not easily fit the find-and-grep method.
> What suggestions do people have?

Storing your email in a database doesn't make it faster.

You may, however, want to index your mail with a full-text
search engine.

I use mairix; it's not for everyone.


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