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Email quota pre-allocated against total account disk space?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by swbrains, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. swbrains

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    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks!
     
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    The quota is the amount that the mailbox is allowed to use. It is not counted as used until it is actually used.
     
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    Awesome -- thanks for the quick reply!
     
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    You are most welcome.
     
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