suggested size of /var/mail

D G Teed donald.teed at
Mon Jan 28 08:39:21 PST 2008

Oh, so there is no MX involved?  It just arrives from an external MX?
Or not?  Or are they using Cyrus?  Or not?  20 users?  15,000 users?
Should it be on a storage system capable of future expansion?

See what I mean?

On Jan 28, 2008 8:25 AM, Alphons Fonz van Werven
<a.j.werven at> wrote:
> D G Teed wrote:
> > What sort of server is it - MX, apache, database server,
> Actually, it IS in the OP...
> OP has (or wants to have) a mail server and asks for suggestions regarding
> the mail spool size. Simple as that. Apache has nothing to do with it.
> Whether or not to have a seperate /usr/local has nothing to do with it.
> The size of /usr has... ah well, we get the picture, don't we?
> As for the answer, this depends on whether or not mail quota are enforced,
> how many users there are and how large you expect the average and biggest
> mailboxes to be (or allow to be).
> Alphons
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