quota warning problem - Is it a bug of cyrus imap?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Jul 2 13:31:38 EDT 2003

On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Paul M Fleming wrote:

> Rounding error would present a problem for us and our users. My 2 cents
> .. quotas > 4GB are fairly rare. I know with a large student user base
> with 50-75Mb quotas rounding to the nearest K wouldn't be desirable. I
> can't imagine doing a search on a mailbox 10G in size ;-0 .. I'm curious
> is the mailstore lots of little files or a few big ones?? What client
> are you using the access a 10G mailbox??

I tend to agree that 10G quotas are fairly rare.

But quotas don't affect just one mailbox, they're quota roots that affect
a conglomeration of mailboxes.  So one might say "this domain has 5G of
mail storage for all its users" which *is* totally reasonable.

Note that cyrus quotas don't inheret, only the most speecific root applies
at any time.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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