[CentOS] Disk quotas for Sendmail

Thu Aug 21 22:09:59 UTC 2008
Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org>

Jussi Hirvi wrote:
> I would like to start using disk quotas on my Sendmail server, and optimally
> they should be configurable by user or group. How can this be done? (I tried
> to google, but no success.)

Storing email in users' home folders makes sense in many ways. After 
all, those too are their files, not anybody else's.

As an alternative, pretty close but not quite the same, I use Cyrus 
IMAPd, and keep the main Cyrus spool in /home/cyrus. This way, the /home 
volume is just "users' files" except I don't keep user johndoe's email 
in /home/johndoe/mail but in /home/cyrus/....../johndoe
And Cyrus already has quota limits at the application level. Also has 
built-in filtering with Sieve. Faster, more powerful, more scalable than 
procmail & friends.

It's just a suggestion, I'm not saying this is the ideal solution for 
every scenario.

Florin Andrei