Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88214
procmail has default 50mb limit for mailbox files
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
Lots of my users tend to use "Leave Mail On Server" options in various MUA's
using POP3 or IMAP. Procmail has a default 50mb limit on mailbox size, so it
starts hitting the limit and bouncing pretty quickly when they start mailing
around image documents and such.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up procmail at MTA using sendmail or postfix
2. mail enough mail to make a 49.9 meg mailbox file.
3. mail again to that account
Actual Results: Mail bounces
Expected Results: Mail should not bounce
50mb is too small with the usual kind of corporate user. A config param or
command line param is needed.
*** Bug 97883 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 110687 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have a 61MB mbox file on nfs which seems to be getting mail
from procmail ok. Does it depend on the type of fs?
No wonder I couldn't find this in the procmail source or docs. Using
mailbox_size_limit fixed the problem for me.
Comments to Jay Thorne:
Are you sure this also happens with sendmail?
I can only find reports on this for postfix.
AFAICT procmail itself doesn't impose any mailbox
Postfix imposes a limit on mailbox size to prevent runaway writing
during local delivery. The parameter which controls this is
"mailbox_size_limit", it defaults to 50 Mb. All you should need to do
is set this parameter higher in your main.cf file. You can fild an
example and documentation here:
*** Bug 113396 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***