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Peter Andersson

I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0

I have noticed the last 2 days that I did not receive as many mails as I usually do. The whole family has been ill the last couple of days so I did not spend any time troubleshoot that.

But today I noticed that I’ve only got 1 mail so something must be wrong. I did send an email from my job to my private adress and got the email back with the following message:

<peter@it-slav.net>: cannot update mailbox /var/mail/peter for user peter.
    error writing message: File too large

After some troubleshooting I found the following in the postfix documentation:

mailbox_size_limit (default: 51200000)

The maximal size of any local(8) individual mailbox or maildir file, or zero (no limit). In fact, this limits the size of any file that is written to upon local delivery, including files written by external commands that are executed by the local(8) delivery agent.

This limit must not be smaller than the message size limit.


So I changed the mailbox_size_limit = 0 and now everything seems alright again.

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