> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Derek Ragona > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:49 AM > To: Ofloo; email@example.com > Subject: Re: Freebsd quota & sendmail > > > At 12:29 PM 2/27/2008, Ofloo wrote: > > >I'm putting this under freebsd because there is no forum for > sendmail, and it > >does concern freebsd as well. > > > >My problem is this, when i set quota in /var/mail directory to > each user and > >this user creates a cronjob, that doesn't forward all data to > /dev/null, and > >keeps on generating mail, .. > > > >Well after a while the mail file reaches it's quota and sendmail isn't > >allowed to write to that file anymore, so it will start and fill > the mailq, > >.. > > > >The point is after a while the whole system will just crash what can I do > >about it, sorry for rambling. > > Why are you setting these quotas on /var/mail. These days with disk so > cheap, why bother?
It depends on how he has his server setup. Suppose he had a 250-employee company where for reasons of data security (remember the courts have ruled e-mail is company documentation and subject to document retention laws) everyone is running IMAP to the mailserver and most of the employees are very lazy about deleting old mail, or downloading attachments they get to local systems (or better yet, NOT using the e-mail system as a file-sharing network, good luck with that) and he has a 200GB hard disk. I can see the desire to limit people to 500-700MB per mailbox. The other thing is with a server, the disk space is usually a lot more expensive because it's raided or mirrored, it's high-speed drives, etc. Ted _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"