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Strange mail folder taking up space: /home/<useracct>/mail/new

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by esolutions, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. esolutions

    esolutions Member

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    Hi,
    I recently found an odd folder taking up 81 MB of a customer's account quota, but I'm not sure what its for. Its at /home/<useraccount>/mail/new and its full of emails for the client but cPanel shows all their accounts as empty (they use Outlook and delete the mail off of the server).

    The files are named as follows: 1173202680.H585747P3602.myserver.mydomain.com, 1173123558.H391620P10557.myserver.mydomain.com, etc.

    Does anyone know what this folder is for and how I can keep mail from building up in there? Thanks.
     
  2. softexp23

    softexp23 Member

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    mail in new

    Hello,

    I think this is the default addres which collects all the garbage. so it's useracct@hisdomain.com . And these are spam i guess, meaning emails which didn't get the right addres @hisdomain.com and landed there. You can set default address to :blackhole:
     
  3. easyhoster1

    easyhoster1 Well-Known Member

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    Thats right...or set up a .forward file in the users root and add

    /dev/null

    to discard any further mail to the domain except malboxes that have been created.
     
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