maximum recommended mailbox quota?

Wil Cooley wcooley at
Thu Jan 15 03:08:42 EST 2004

On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 07:37, Joe Hrbek wrote:
> Hi, quick question.  Assuming I have the space (I have 4, 146gb scsi
> ultra320 drives in a raid setup with dual xeon processors and 2 gb of ram),
> what is the maximum "recommended" mailbox quota? I've googled around for an
> hour and I haven't been able to find anything worthwile.  I also looked at
> the imapv4 rfc and didn't see anything like, "don't have a quota higher
> than...", etc.  My boss asked me if I could allow quotas up to 3 or 4 gb for
> certain users.  I laughed, he didn't. :)

Be careful setting them too big; I did a 2.0.x installation a couple
years ago and couldn't tell what the units of the quota was supposed to
be, and set them based on bytes instead of kilobytes, which overflowed a
signed integer (my guess) and so was always over-quota.

Wil Cooley                                 wcooley at
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