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Aging - just to spam folder?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ncrossland, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. ncrossland

    ncrossland Member

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    The new POP aging feature - is it (or will it be) possible to apply this just to the Spam folder of the mailbox, rather than the whole mailbox?
     
  2. cPanelBilly

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    No this is for the entire mailbox.
     
  3. Peoplespaces

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    What exactly is this feature. What does it do?
     
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    I'm curious what it does as well, really couldn't get any info on google.
     
  5. protocol

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    As far as I can see it deletes email after a certain time e.g.30 days. But will only do this after you log out with a pop3 client e.g. outlook. I don't really see the benefit as outlook/outlook express delete the mail as standard anyway and you can even set them to leave the mail on the server for so many days too.

    I agree being able to automatically remove the spambox email after X days would be good but only if this can be done with a pop3 session as it is ussually custoemrs who never check it that have a build up of mail.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  6. damainman

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    Makes complete sense now :) thanks.

    One more thing, theres a spam folder now?.... Or am i just misreading this?
     
  7. tmuldrow

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    You will have a spam folder if you have SpamAssassin enabled and are using the "spambox" feature. This puts the spam in an imap folder called "spam" within the user's mail folder.

    They can subscribe to the folder in IMAP or pop the spam folder by putting their username as "user@domain.com/spam" in their pop3 client.


    But back to the topic of aging, I agree. What is the point if the aging process only happens after a POP3 connection. The main reason for deleting messages that have been there for a while is because someone isn't checking their messages and they are just taking up space.

    I think maybe a better feature would be to enable enforcement of mailbox quota size. As it stands, the quotes are really just a suggestion to the user.
     
  8. protocol

    protocol Well-Known Member
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    You say the mailbox quotas are just suggestions. I notice emails get bounced and hang around in the queue when users reach their mailbox quota limit. Does this not happen on your server(s)?
     
  9. projectandrew

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    The mailbox quotas are hard limits - there is also an option in WHM which allows you to queue mail for users over their limit, or just discard it.

    If quotas are not working for you, then you should check that quotas are working correctly on your box.

    BTW, I personally switch off the spam box for my users - saves the confusion of having to explain how it works to them.

    FAQ: How can I find which domains are using the 'spambox'?
    http://www.unofficial-support.com/node/24
     
  10. tmuldrow

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    Where is this setting in WHM? I can't seem to find it. Thanks.
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    WHM > Exim Configuration Editor
     
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