Does anyone allow unlimited or extremely large quotas?

Simon Amor simon.amor at
Tue Nov 16 09:53:44 EST 2010

On 16 Nov 2010, at 13:38, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> Our largest quota's a 4GB; without any issues.
> I think the issue you will encounter first is clients will start to  
> fall
> down when folders exceed a 'reasonable' number of messages.  Common  
> clients I've seen start to exhibit severe performance issues beyond a
> few hundred thousand messages.

Is that with the server and client on the same LAN or with the client  
on a low speed WAN connection? We find that 50,000 messages in a  
folder is more than enough to make Thunderbird/Outlook unresponsive  
for minutes at a time when connecting to a remote server.


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