Email quota pre-allocated against total account disk space?


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Sep 13, 2006

I've searched high and low but can't seem to find an answer to this question:

Do POP email account disk space get pre-allocated from the account's total disk space immediately upon setup?

That is, if I set up a new user account with 250 MB of total disk storage space, then give them 5 POP accounts at 50 MB quota for each one, have I just exhausted all of their total account disk space for other files?

Or, is the 50 MB quota just the max amount that can be actually *used* by each POP account and it's not actually being used until there is mail in there taking up space?