[Dovecot] LDA problem

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Apr 14 18:48:47 EEST 2007

On Sat, 2007-04-14 at 20:44 +0500, Azher Amin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using dovecot deliver as lda for sendmail. My problem is that when 
> a user account is over quota, deliver program sends message in the logs, 
> but the message is not bounced back to sender informing that their is 
> disk quota problem at the recipient side. Further message remains in the 
> mail queue. Details are below. Plz suggest how to figure out the problems:
> Apr 14 11:31:41 wm sm-mta[22712]: l3EFVKQY022711: 
> to=<azher at wm.niit.edu.pk>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, 
> mailer=local, pri=130864, dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: local mailer 
> (/usr/dovecot/libexec/dovecot/deliver) exited with EX_TEMPFAIL

It failed with EX_TEMPFAIL, so Dovecot didn't properly handle the
out-of-quota condition. You're using filesystem quota I guess? If you're
also using maildir, that won't work if your control files are in quota
partition. See http://wiki.dovecot.org/Quota/FS

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