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killing mail account wont delete all folders

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Jemshad, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Jemshad

    Jemshad Registered

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    When we delete a mail account from control panel, the /home/user/mail/domain/account folder is not removed and this takes up space from user quota. Creating a number of accounts and removing at times makes the disk quota exceed :(

    Why isn't cpanel removing both mail/accont and mail/domain/account folders ?

    Jemshi

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  2. mickeymouse

    mickeymouse Well-Known Member

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    Dear Jemshad,

    Cpanel keeps those folders as backup for the deleted mail accounts. You might need them later. So they are not deleted. You have to delete those folders manually.

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    yea.. I know that those folders are not deleted. But this takes up a lot of useless space for large users who often add lot of mail accounts and kill them later.

    Killing one mail account means - we dont need them any more.. so the files and folders may be completely removed. users without ssh cant delete this ( afterall, why should the users be bothered about these and all ) as far as the users are concerned, their control panel should do this for them. Otherwise, they will have to contact support each time they delete a mail account - this is absolutely bad idea. !

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    i've had the same problem.

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    I have the same problem, but none have a real answer :(
     
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    Re: RE: killing mail account wont delete all folders

    When our users delete their email accounts they are deleting them for a reason and thats because they dont want them anymore therefore it only seems right that those folders should be removed.

    When you delete a site in Cpanel it deletes it for good and not for the reason of keeping it around incase the user wants to recreate the site later.
     
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