[Dovecot] Poll: Quota near full behavior? [Was: Feature request? Make deliver quota inclusive!]

Steffen Kaiser skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-brs.de
Thu Feb 18 17:42:44 EET 2010

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On Thu, 18 Feb 2010, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 15:57 +0100, Steffen Kaiser wrote:
>> But I'd like the "deliver a message if user is under quota and the message
>> is smaller than quota".
> The current behavior? Is that what you really meant?

Oh, I left out one word:

"if the user is under quota currently" aka before delivery. Actually 
your idea. I just rephrased to emphase, that now the before-deliver 
situation is tested and not the final one and that you have already 
forseen the case, that a message is unable to fit into the mailbox at all.

Latter reminds me to possibly change my "over quota" reply into: "user 
over quota or message too large".

>> Or an option "deliver may exceed the quota by X", sort of like the
>> quota_rules for Trash, but for the service.
> That should be possible already. But it's not really the same as "allow
> one mail to exceed quota".

I think not. You can craft a special .conf for deliver, but you can 
increase the quota programmatically only in SQL or in dovecot.conf, but 
not for the other user DBs. 
And because of Sieve's fileinto, you cannot add a quota_rule just for 
INBOX, but you would need to alter (increase) the general, basic quota.

It's not the same, but it would come close enough :) When the "service" 
deliver has a quota exception, an user cannot exploit the exception 


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Steffen Kaiser
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