[Dovecot] Quota warning message ala courier

Xavier Beaudouin kiwi at oav.net
Tue May 22 16:33:46 EEST 2007

Hi there,

On Mon, 21 May 2007, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:

> I have to face it, my users are retards:

Every one have such users... :)

> * either they're using crap MUAs which will not display their quota to them
> * or they're using POP with "leave mail on server" and will never
>  notice their quota, unless it's too late
> * and once their quota is exceeded, their mails will bounce -- they'll
>  never notice that, though.
> Thus I need a feature in dovecot that will tell them via email:
> Level1: "You ALMOST exceeded your quota, you're at 90% now"
> Level2: "You're very close to exceededin your quota, you're at 95% now"
> Level3: "Would you please clean up now? You're at 99% now"

Personaly I do that using lmtp (http://pll.sf.net/) that does this kind of 

Since lmtpd is also a lmtp client, it can reply with a temp fail (eg 450) 
to postfix for several days.... Avoiding bounces...


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