Subject: Re: Mail and quotas
To: Kevin Sullivan <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/22/1995 11:22:11
Kevin Sullivan writes:
> On my NetBSD-current machines I have strict quotas in /var/mail.  (The
> users tend to leave things in their mail spool, so this encourages them
> to clean up often.)  However, people's mailboxes still grow past their
> quota.  I believe this is because mail.local runs as root and thus
> doesn't care about quotas.
> I'd call this a bug in mail.local.  Is there a way to fix this besides
> hacking mail.local?

No, but wouldn't a simple mail.local hack to check the size of the
mailbox and return an appropriate error to sendmail be better than
having it die with a quota problem?