The following official announcement was recently posted:
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 06:52:48 +0000 (UTC)
Newsgroups: a2i.announce, a2i.info
Subject: [a2i-announce]Classic Linux mailbox size fixes coming up soon
Soon to be applied are some fixes to incoming mail delivery in the Classic Linux environment. After these fixes, mailbox size limits will be strictly enforced per the values in this chart:
If your incoming mailbox is bigger than the listed limits, your incoming mail will bounce after the fixes are applied. You are advised to refile mail as needed to keep the incoming mailbox to within limits.
The solution for users who find their incoming mail bouncing due to a full mailbox is to delete or refile messages from their inbox so as to keep the inbox size small enough. One way of checking the current inbox size is to log into the Linux shell on a machine such as azure.rahul.net or green.rahul.net, and type:
% ls -l /var/spool/mail/$USER
Users encountering a problem when pruning their inbox via POP or IMAP should try the following alternatives:
If all else fails, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us to move your entire inbox into a temporary file. Later, you can recover selected messages from the new temporary file. We can move your entire inbox, but we won't be able to selectively remove messages from it.
Some users may find that their inbox continues to grow indefinitely even if they regularly read and delete incoming mail. This may happen if your mail client has the option "leave messages on server" (or something similar) enabled. Keep this option DISABLED. Following are some links to web pages that describe how to enable or disable this option.
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