[Dovecot] What causes the quota information to get updated?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Nov 2 17:24:04 EET 2010

On Thu, 2010-10-28 at 19:31 +0200, Patrick Westenberg wrote:

> if new mails arrive, the quota information is updated and reported via
> imap immediately. However, after deleting a message, nothing happens.
> Even if I delete all messages and the mailbox e.g. was over quota, new 
> mails won´t be accepted because the mailbox is over quota.

Couple of guesses:

a) The messages haven't been expunged (only marked with \Deleted flag)

b) The messages still exist in Trash

> mail_location = mdbox:~/mdbox

You could use doveadm to see what messages still exist. For example:

doveadm mailbox status messages '*'

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