[Vmail-discuss] quota in vmail-sql-0.6

Paul Warren pdw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sat, 22 Jun 2002 15:40:46 +0100

On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 09:19:24AM +0600, ilgiz kalmetev wrote:
>     I added quota support in vmail-sql-0.6. Paul Warren suggested to
>     post details to the vmail-sql list.

This looks good.  Currently, on our installation, we just use UNIX
filesystem quotas.  I can see having Exim enforce the quotas would have
the following advantages:

- Quota warning messages get sent to the correct mailbox.
- Quotas can be enforced for individual POP3 boxes, rather than just for
  the whole domain.
- A full mailbox would not affect the POP3 server's ability to create lock

The only disadvantage I can see is that it can't impose a limit on the
total amount of space used by a given domain.  Potentially, this could
be enforced using UNIX quotas.