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Stupid question - Email Quota

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by echo_bg, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. echo_bg

    echo_bg Active Member

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    Hi there,

    I have a question. Some of you may find it stupid, but I am not a tech person but just whant to know something.

    The question is - if I have a user with dosk space quota of 1000MB and 30 mail boxes if each mailbox receives a 100MB mail would it drop the mail because of quota exeeding ? I mean is this quota includes the mailboxes ?

    Thank you in advance.
    Regards
    Evgeny Ivanov
     
  2. Zaf

    Zaf Well-Known Member

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    I have not understood your question well, but I'm sure the following might answer all your questions related to mailbox quota.
    If you allocate 1000 MB for the entire account and create 30 mail boxes limited at 100 MB each, thats perfectly ok. It depends on what fills up first, an individual box or the entire account? If all the 30 of them get approx 34MB of mail each, you might cross the account quota limit and the entire account would be suspended. Whereas, in another case, say only 5 mail boxes reach the 100 mark and the rest of them are still quite low that the total of the account stays under 1000. In this case only the 5 accounts which cross the 100MB mark would be suspended while the other boxes keep receiving mails.

    hth
     
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    echo_bg Active Member

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    :))

    Let me put it in this way - is the account quota includes mailboxes and databases, or just the /usr/home/username disk space.

    But I think I got it.
     
  4. Zaf

    Zaf Well-Known Member

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    Yes an account quota includes everything.....umm....everything
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't necessarily include MySQL databases depending on how you have MySQL setup, but it does indeed include the mail folders.
     
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    Is there anyway to differentiate between web space and mail space quota?
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, don't understand your question.
     
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    Meaning ... whenever i create a new account ... I specify a quota .. lets say like 100MB for web space, and another 50MB for email space only ... so total space of this user is 150MB ... but 100MB dedicated for web ... and other 50MB dedicated for email only ... so when that account reached 99MB of web space, email still on its 50MB space .. and vise versa ..

    Hope i clear it ... if not please let me know ...

    Regards,
    K
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    You cannot do that with cPanel since it uses unix quotas for the account space and the mail resides within that space and the unix quota system pays no regard to which files make up the quota.
     
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