[Dovecot] deliver + quota

Manuel Mausz mm at udmedia.de
Wed Nov 3 12:16:13 EET 2010

On 02.11.2010 16:49, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 19:52 +0200, Manuel Mausz wrote:
>>> # su ud_3p5 -s/bin/sh -c "cat /tmp/mymail | /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver -e; echo \$?"
> ..
>>> # su ud_3p5 -s/bin/sh -c "/usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver -p /tmp/mymail -e; echo \$?"
>>> 0
>> Must have something to do with create_raw_stream inside deliver.c
>> System is running Dovecot v1.2.13
> Yeah. With v1.2 without -p parameter it's first creating a temporary
> file into the user's home dir, which increases quota. In v2.0 /tmp is
> again the default, but it's now configurable:
> # Directory in which LDA/LMTP temporarily stores incoming mails >128 kB.
> #mail_temp_dir = /tmp
> The reason why it was moved away from /tmp in the first place was
> because someone complained that their /tmp was too small for it.

Hi Timo,

thanks for pointing that new configuration variable out. I've backported
your patch to v1.2 and it's working fine now.
I guess this temporary file is needed for supporting mbox but why is it
needed for maildir?

/ manuel

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