Hi - I think I asked my question incorrectly. I too, use NOQUOTA in order to support very large email accounts. I would like to be able to set a quota of, say, 10, 20 or 30GB and have vpopmail monitor the account against that quota. That means when the account is over 10GB vpopmail blocks new emails from coming in with an 'over-quota' message the same as it does when you set a quota of 500MB and the user exceeds it.

My understanding, based on the link below, is that vpopmail will not support quotas greater than 2GB. (Please note that I wrote quotas - not mailbox size)


On 2/7/2018 1:32 PM, Eric Broch wrote:

vsetuserquota is not obsolete.

Honestly, in the past if a mailbox is using over 2GB of space I set it to NOQUOTA. I have mailboxes with 30GB+ of mail.

On 2/7/2018 10:53 AM, Jeff Koch wrote:
Hi Eric:

Here's a link where I got that from:


Have you had experience using mailbox quotas of 4, 6 or 8GB and confirmed that it works?

By the we typically use the vsetuserquota command like this setting a quota of disk space and total messages:

/home/vpopmail/bin/vsetuserquota f...@proginc.com 302428800S,8000C

Maybe this is obsolete.


On 2/7/2018 12:41 PM, Eric Broch wrote:

shouldn't be

vmoduser & vadduser have quota (-q) option which I use all the time.

# /home/vpopmail/bin/vadduser
vadduser: usage: [options] email_address [passwd]
options: -v (print the version)
         -q quota_in_bytes (sets the users quota, use NOQUOTA for unlimited)
         -c comment (sets the gecos comment field)
         -e standard_encrypted_password
         -n no_password
         -r[len] (generate a len (default 8) char random password)

# /home/vpopmail/bin/vmoduser
vmoduser: usage: [options] email_addr or domain (for each user in domain)
options: -v ( display the vpopmail version number )
         -n ( don't rebuild the vpasswd.cdb file )
         -q quota ( set quota )
         -c comment (set the comment/gecos field )
         -e encrypted_passwd (set the password field )
         -C clear_text_passwd (set the password field )

On 2/7/2018 10:08 AM, Jeff Koch wrote:

Hi - Does anyone know if qmail/vpopmail is still limited to a mail quota of 2GB ?


Eric Broch
White Horse Technical Consulting (WHTC)

Eric Broch
White Horse Technical Consulting (WHTC)

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