Question about cyrus quotas - how it behaves

Derrick J Brashear shadow at
Thu May 5 12:11:59 EDT 2005

On Wed, 4 May 2005, David R Bosso wrote:

> --On May 4, 2005 4:19:51 PM -0600 Sun Advocate Webmaster 
> <webmaster at> wrote:
>> Just a question for all of you about quotas on cyrus imap.
>> As far as I see, there is no "grace" quota or warning system. Users not
>> watching the size of their mailboxes won't know they're near full until
>> they're actually full. Is this the case?
> 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.
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