[Dovecot] Limiting size of stored emails

Patrick Joy paddy at paddyjoy.com
Wed Mar 13 15:07:02 EET 2013

Thanks great advice, while I don't have the resources to go colo at the 
moment a dedicated server would work much better, and I will start 
writing a TOS!

On 13/03/13 20:06, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> On 3/13/2013 3:38 AM, Patrick Joy wrote:
>> On 13/03/13 16:28, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
>>> On 3/12/2013 11:30 PM, Patrick Joy wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the reply.
>>>> I have been putting off an upgrade as I need to upgrade the complete OS
>>>> which is not a trivial task unfortunately but is inevitable.
>>> Debian is designed for rolling upgrades, thus Ubuntu should be as well.
>>>    They're painless on Debian so I would assume the same for Ubuntu.
>>> Which begs the question:  why have not been doing rolling upgrades given
>>> your platform is specifically designed for such a model?
>> My provider has me over a barrel on this one. My server is a large VPS
>> and the provider is running an old kernel that isn't supported by the
>> latest versions of Ubuntu/Debian. To upgrade I need to move to a
>> different platform which costs more and will involve moving everything.
>> The move needs to happen I'm just procrastinating.
> This is a classic example of why it's almost always better to own your
> own box and colocate it, especially if you have paying customers.  Yes,
> it costs more, but having full control of the system is worth the added
> rent.  And for a 1U chassis it's actually pretty cheap to colo at many
> facilities.  The problem is finding one within sane driving distance
> with low prices.
>>>> I may need to setup a nightly cron job to check for files bigger than
>>>> xmb in the mail store for now.
>>> Probably a good idea.  As well as educating the user who attached a 4GB
>>> file.  That's just plain nuts and smacks of ignorance.  Honestly I'm
>>> surprised Outlook didn't crash when attaching such a file.
>> It's always hard to educate them when they are paying customers but I
>> will try.
> Your problem here is lack of a TOS agreement.  If you're providing a
> paid service you should already have one.  In that TOS you spell out
> what is/not allowed or supported by your service, such as 4GB attachments.

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