[SATLUG] Large Mailbox threshold

Leif Johnson leif at paisd.net
Thu Mar 26 08:24:50 CDT 2009

> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 7:32 AM, Leif Johnson <leif at paisd.net> wrote:
>> Can someone tell me if it really matters how much email my boss accumulates
>> and refuses to pop down to her workstation? Logwatch has been warning me,
>> but the boss likes to pop and save a copy on the server to imap from home. I
>> guess my question is: WHAT IF THE THRESHOLD IS EXCEEDED? Will her mailbox
>> freeze up at some point. How do I avoid the wrath that would ensure once the
>> superintendent's mail box freezes even after repeated suggestions to empty
>> it?
>> logwatch ----snip----
>>  Large Mailbox threshold: 40MB (41943040 bytes)
>>  Warning: Large mailbox: reptile (77950155)
>>  Warning: Large mailbox: vermin (73338008)
> Leif, if you do not have quotas on the filesystem or internal quotas
> assigned by Postfix, these messages you can ignore. If you DO have
> quotas, once the user reaches the maximum, all mail traffic will be
> shut off for that user until the mailbox has been cleaned out.

Thanks Jeremy:

That's the answer I was looking for.


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