mailbox directory

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Wed Mar 4 09:39:34 EST 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 22:26 -0500, Tanis Patrick wrote:
> Thanks for your answer.
> I mean the folder that contains the user mailboxes. This folder grows 
> exponentially as soon as i upgrade to the last version. Can you tell me more 
> about SQUAT and delayed expunged?


For SQUAT, which is a full-text index of messages to enabled faster
searching, see page 122 

For delayed expunge, which keeps messages in the store even after the
user expunges them, see page 124

Either of these can cause the mailstore to seem to grow unnaturally.

And please keep messages on the list;  reply to the list, not to the

> > On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 13:48 -0500, Tanis Patrick wrote:
> >> Greetings,
> >> I am using cyrus on redhat enterprise linux 5.3. Since i have upgraded
> >> to the last version, i notice the partition mailbox grow everyday.
> > By "partition mailbox" do you mean the partition that contains the
> > user's actual mailboxes (vs. the meta-data partition)?  If so, isn't it
> > normal for that partition to grow as new mail arrives?
> > Do you have SQUAT enabled?  Or delayed expunge?

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