IOERROR Cannot create anymore mailboxes

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Wed Sep 15 16:34:59 EDT 2004

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, David Carter wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Boyle, Bernadette wrote:
> > I have a terrible problem at the moment at the university with new
> > students not being able to receive mail because I cannot create any more
> > accounts.
> What operating system/filesystem?
> > I currently have 32,765 directories in this account and it seems like
> > perhaps I have reached the quota. Is there anyway to stop this?
> That number sounds suspiciously close to 32,768 (2**15), particularly if
> you add 2 for '.' and '..'. Sounds like you've hit a hard limit on the
> number of files allowed in a directory. Afraid that the only likely
> solution will be a different filesystem or operating system.

Or set "hashimapspool: true" in your imapd.conf.  However, I don't think
you can change this value on the fly without converting the mail spool

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