Robert Covell rcovell at rolet.com
Tue Nov 4 13:25:08 EST 2003

We are using deliver only to notify them of being over quota.  Everything
else is coming in via sendmail.  It does notify the sender of the user being
over quota but the user still gets the email.  Just wonder if anything else
could be causing conflicting settings.

FreeBSD 4.8
cyrus-sasl-2.1.15 w/mysql auth



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Morgan [mailto:morgan at orst.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 11:20 AM
> To: Robert Covell
> Cc: Jernej Porenta; Info-Cyrus
> Subject: RE: lmtp_overquota_perm_failure
> On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Robert Covell wrote:
> > Thanks for your reply.  We do that now to let users know they are over
> > quota.  But we don't want messages delivered if they are over quota.  We
> > don't even want them to be queued on the system, just bounce back to the
> > sender.  Any experience if the lmtp_overquota_perm_failure
> performs this or
> > do we need another config option?
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > -Bob
> If you have lmtp_overquota_perm_failure set to "no" (the default I think),
> then mail will be refused for that user with a temporary error.  The MTA
> will continue trying to deliver the mail until it gives up (most MTAs
> default to 5 days).  This allows someone to go over their quota
> temporarily and still have time to fix the problem and receive the backlog
> of mail waiting for them in the mail queue.
> If you have lmtp_overquota_perm_failure set to "yes", mail will bounce
> back to sender as undeliverable right away, instead of sitting in the
> MTA's mail queue for 5 days.
> If you have mail being delivered even though the user is over their quota,
> then I don't think lmtp_overquota_perm_failure will help one or the other.
> Are you sure you aren't using cyrus' deliver program with:
>  -q     Deliver message even when receiving mailbox is over quota.
> 	Andy

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