Quotas vs. Trash revisited

Simon Matter simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com
Wed Dec 14 09:01:59 EST 2005

> I know this is an old problem, but I'd like your thoughts.
> We need to apply quotas to our students for the obvious reasons, but
> face the old issue of having them hit their quotas and then being unable
> to move forward because deleting mail from the client (SquirrelMail)
> typically means moving the message to trash, requiring two copies of the
> message.  This was a known issue when we moved to the system, and we
> accepted it on the basis that our front line support could deal with
> it.  It occurred to me, though, that if we made the user.xxx.Trash
> folder a separate quota root with the same quota as their inbox these
> problems would go away.  Can anyone see any problems with this ?

Attached patch for squirrelmail fixed it for us. It simply tries to copy
mails to trash on delete, if it fails, the mail is deleted anyway.

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