Question about cyrus quotas - how it behaves

Ken Murchison ken at
Tue May 10 12:39:50 EDT 2005

Anthony Tibbs wrote:

>>> Check out quotawarn: and quotawarnkb: in man imapd.conf.  They result 
>>> in IMAP ALERT messages being generated.
>> Note that these alerts are sent on SELECT, and it has been claimed 
>> that Outlook SELECTs a lot, making it unusable. I have not verified this.
> Indeed, this can be a problem if you have a large number of folders.  
> For example, I have about 30 folders under my Inbox for archived 
> messages, various mailing lists, etc., and if I ever get near the quota, 
> hitting Control+M to poll for messages is a really bad idea, because 
> I'll get an alert dialog at least once for each and every folder -- and 
> there's nothing you can do but keep hitting ENTER until it is done.

You can try this patch patch from CVS which I just committed:

I will reduce the number of ALERTs for any given quotaroot to one every 
10 minutes.  I thought about reducing it to just one per quotaroot, but 
if a user is over quota, I think we want to nag them a little bit.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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