SUMMARY: Quotas and sendmail

From: Sergio Edo. Miranda (
Date: Wed Oct 27 1999 - 16:22:11 CDT

Original question:
      Hi, i established quotas in /var/mail for my users.
      quota -v works fine, when the user past the hard limit
      appears EXPIRED,
      and the user cant create a new file in the filesystem.
      Everything seems to be fine, except the user is still
      e-mails, despite his quota has expired
      Did i miss something?
The answer:
  Sendmail is running as root when it updates the mailbox, therefore
it will override quotas.

  Try to configure procmail or work with the mail.local program. I havent
tried any of them yet
Thanks to:
Chad Price <>
Paul R. Hybert <>
Juan Manuel Del Rio <>
Bill Hebert <>
Duane M. Gran <>
Jochen Bern <>
Sarantis Papanagnou <>
Steve Elliott <>
Mike DeMarco <>
Thomas Carter <>

Sergio Edo. Miranda
Grupo de Ingenieria - CEC
Universidad de Chile

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