[Dovecot] maildirsize update error

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Tue Nov 21 11:56:58 UTC 2006

> What happens when users find that they can store stuff in the Trash dir 
> when they are out of quota in the other folders?  Such behavior would 
> make trash a haven for getting around quota limits.  You could perhaps 
> threaten users with periodic enforced purges of the trash but that 
> wouldn't go down well (At least where I work).

I'm curious... we don't use quotas here, but I've been thinking about 
implementing them.

We also use Thunderbird as our preferred mail client, and while I agree 
that our users would *not* be happy about losing the ability to keep a 
weeks worth of trashed mail, Thunderbird does (don't most?) have the 
ability to delete a message immediately, bypassing the 'Move to trash' 
operation, by simply holding the 'Shift' key while deleting a message.

How does/would dovecot react if a user did this? If dovecot allowed the 
operation, then wouldn't a simple user education be a viable workaround 
- just tell people how to do this in the mail client they are using when 
this happens?


Best regards,


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