maximum recommended mailbox quota?

Lawrence Greenfield leg+ at
Sat Jan 24 21:46:55 EST 2004

   Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:01:24 -0500 (EST)
   From: Rob Siemborski <rjs3 at>

   On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, 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. :)

   Note that the quota isn't the full story about how much space a
   mailbox uses, since the index and especially the cache files can
   take a nontrivial amount of space as well.

Unfortunately, there's bug 1212 preventing quotas greater than 2 gb of
ram. (You might be able to set them but something is going to mess up


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