[Dovecot] Rfc: Limit the size of an email IN the mailbox

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Sep 22 00:47:43 EEST 2013

On 20.8.2013, at 11.32, Ralf Hildebrandt <Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de> wrote:

> Currently we're in the process of migrating Dovecot mailboxes to
> Exchange. 
> This is all working very well, except for the occasional user, who used
> his/her Drafts folder as a file storage: They started writing an email
> containing lots of image attachments (and thus exceeding our
> maximum_message_size by far). So the mail never gets sent, but stays in
> the Drafts folder.
> Once I try moving that mail to exchange, it won't accept the message
> since it's too big. I think it would be interesting to have a limit on
> the total size of an IMAP object, just like in SMTP.
> Thought?

Maybe a new mail_max_msg_size setting that is used also by the upcoming submission server.

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