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Disk Space Usage Mail/ Folder - Can I compress this folder?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by hanadullset, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. hanadullset

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    Hello,


    Is it possible to compress a mail folder? On a clients site, the majority of website space is being eaten up just through the volume of mail they are getting.

    How can I control this a bit better without any adverse effects and without having to increase their disk space continually.

    A screenshot below

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    Find out what all the mail is. Is it valid or spam? Whats the default address set to on the account?
     
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    Sorry for the late reply, I finally have a chance to see what is going on.

    I had a look at the monthly bandwidth usage that seems to be linked with the mail folder. It appears that there's a lot of pop3 bandwidth usage happening. For this month alone, there was 5.99Gb.

    I've never dealt with an issue before, so I'm unsure of what a solution would bring down this pop3 usage.
    I have informed my client that all email accounts should only be setup as IMAP.... the fact that there's pop3 usage being recorded mean that someone is still using a pop3 setting for an email account?
     
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    Do you have root access to this system? If so, the following thread includes some commands to grep /var/log/maillog for specific domain names and email accounts that you might find helpful:

    POP3 Bandwidth Usage

    This could help narrow down which specific email account is the culprit.

    Thank you.
     
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