[Dovecot] quota plugin enhancement request

Mick T sysadmin at webdock.com.au
Mon Nov 13 04:32:59 UTC 2006

Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 17:24 +1000, Michael Tibben wrote:
>> /dev/rob0 wrote:
>>> Michael Tibben wrote:
>>>> Hi am having an issue with the quota plugin
>>>> To reproduce:
>>>>  - have a mailbox close to its quota limit (say 10 MB), and a large 
>>>> email in the inbox (say 6 MB)
>>>>  - use Squirrelmail or Thunderbird to delete the email
>>>> The operation fails, as by default the email client seems to try and 
>>>> copy the message into the Trash before deleting it from the inbox, and 
>>>> dovecot will correctly deny the copy operation as the quota will be 
>>>> exceeded if the message is copied...
>>>> Because of this, I am wondering if it is possible to have an option for
>>>> the quota plugin to track, but not enforce the quota.  This is because I
>>>> don't require quota enforcement on IMAP operations, as Postfix will 
>>>> enforce quota on incoming mail anyway.
>>>> Attached is a quick hack job I did on the plugin to strip out the 
>>>> enforcing functionality, but it would be great if this could be a 
>>>> configurable option..
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Michael
>>> What about:
>>> maildir_copy_with_hardlinks = yes
>>> (if you're using maildir of course)
>> aahhh, thanks... this works great
>> sorry for the dup email today, i didn't realise my first message got through
> What? Copying with hardlinks should increase quota just the same, if
> we're talking about maildir++ quota here.
You're right - I have just realized this, as I have updated to RC13, but 
now I am having the same issue again... I must have still been using my 
hacked quota plugin when I wrote that email.... sorry for the confusion

So now I am back where I started from.... is there a better solution to 
this problem that you would recommend ?


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