[Dovecot] maildirsize update error
ben.marsh at editure.com
Thu Nov 23 00:36:23 UTC 2006
On 21/11/2006, at 10:56 PM, Charles Marcus wrote:
>> 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?
I guess it all depends on how amenable to education the users are.
But, if user education was all that was necessary, I don't think that
we would need quotas at all.
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