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Old 06-14-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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check for large user mail boxes


Hi!

I have searched for at least 1h for this to find but I didn't found anywhere how can I do to check for large email mail boxes. I run qmail as mail service.

Thank you!
 
Old 06-14-2010, 12:24 AM   #2
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Last time I checked qmail was an MTA; w/o knowing how your
users access their mail, or in which way qmail delivers it
to them there's no pointer for you. Sorry.


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Old 06-14-2010, 12:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Tinkster!

Could you give me some suggestions of how should I check my qmail configuration ? I think it uses maildir.
I really don't know much about this MTA, I only worked with Postfix and Sendmail.
I just need to check the size of users mail boxes.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 03:22 AM   #4
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Hi,

To find out what method qmail uses to deliver mail, run
Code:
cat /var/qmail/control/defaultdelivery
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:34 AM   #5
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OK, so I have found that 'cur' file has 59GB. How can I check which user has the most many/large emails ? And there is any way of deleting messages for one or more users ?
 
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According to Maildir specifications, every user has a cur toplevel directory (not file) . Actually this is his INBOX and then there are .Sent/cur .Trash/cur .Drafts/cur and so on
So if you have a cur directory that is 59G it must belong to a specific user, so the absolute path to it should tell you who is the user.
There is a python script that you can use to delete mails from IMAP folders.
 
  


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