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Stevo
03-Nov-2014, 17:03
Just venting here. So my boss's boss is an email fiend apparently.
Currently his mailbox contains almost 64,000 inbox items, over 21,000
sent items and is almost 30.5GB in size.

<blink>.....<blink>.......<very heavy sigh>

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Stevo

KeN Etter
03-Nov-2014, 18:12
On Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:03:15 GMT, "Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net>
wrote:

>Just venting here. So my boss's boss is an email fiend apparently.
>Currently his mailbox contains almost 64,000 inbox items, over 21,000
>sent items and is almost 30.5GB in size.
>
><blink>.....<blink>.......<very heavy sigh>

Last time I checked...over a year ago...I had two users with 55 GB and
three with 40 to 45 GB mailboxes.

Maybe I can get an archive solution approved for 2015.

Ken

Stevo
03-Nov-2014, 18:15
KeN Etter sounds like they 'said':

> Last time I checked...over a year ago...I had two users with 55 GB and
> three with 40 to 45 GB mailboxes.
>
> Maybe I can get an archive solution approved for 2015.
>
> Ken

So my response to KeN's comment is...

Yikes! I would really like to set up a quota on my users with large
mailboxes, at least force them to clean some stuff up.

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Stevo

Massimo Rosen
03-Nov-2014, 22:23
Am 03.11.2014 09:03, schrieb Stevo:
> Just venting here. So my boss's boss is an email fiend apparently.
> Currently his mailbox contains almost 64,000 inbox items, over 21,000
> sent items and is almost 30.5GB in size.
>
> <blink>.....<blink>.......<very heavy sigh>
>
HIs mailbox is tiny compared to mine.What's the problem? ;)

CU,
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Massimo Rosen
Novell Knowledge Partner
No emails please!
http://www.cfc-it.de

Stevo
03-Nov-2014, 22:29
Massimo Rosen sounds like they 'said':

> HIs mailbox is tiny compared to mine.What's the problem? ;)

So my response to Massimo's comment is...

I just don't like having people here with *that* much email sitting
around. He probably has 10k to 20k emails that have never been read I
would guess.

Granted, he's pretty high up the 'food chain' here, and he gets cc'd in
on pretty much *everything* that goes on.

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Stevo

Massimo Rosen
03-Nov-2014, 22:41
Am 03.11.2014 14:29, schrieb Stevo:
> Massimo Rosen sounds like they 'said':
>
>> HIs mailbox is tiny compared to mine.What's the problem? ;)
>
> So my response to Massimo's comment is...
>
> I just don't like having people here with *that* much email sitting
> around.

But why not? I *love* the fact that I still have absolutely instant
access to every single email (I didn't delete) since 1999 in my mailbox.

> He probably has 10k to 20k emails that have never been read I
> would guess.

Maybe, maybe not. Of course, 90% of all files in worldwide filesytems
have been written and never read again. That's a fact of life.

> Granted, he's pretty high up the 'food chain' here, and he gets cc'd in
> on pretty much *everything* that goes on.

Mails he got CC'd on don't really take up any noticeably space in the
system anyways....

My point is: Groupwise is most easily the most scalable collaboration
system existing. It simply doesn't really care about mailbox sizes.

CU,
--
Massimo Rosen
Novell Knowledge Partner
No emails please!
http://www.cfc-it.de

Susan
04-Nov-2014, 13:18
Stevo:

If he's high on the food chain, leave him be. He probably decided a
long time ago that his time was better spent doing things other than
deleting emails, and it probably is.

When it comes time to getting more disk space, just do a list of all
of the sizes of the largest email boxes, without names adjacent to
them, and use it as justification. Chances are the ones with the
largest boxes will be publicly outraged that some people hog up all
that space, but if they are privately/discreetly informed that their
own box is among those listed, will help get the approval through for
the additional space. LOL :)

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Stevo
04-Nov-2014, 15:44
Susan sounds like they 'said':

> When it comes time to getting more disk space, just do a list of all
> of the sizes of the largest email boxes, without names adjacent to
> them, and use it as justification. Chances are the ones with the
> largest boxes will be publicly outraged that some people hog up all
> that space, but if they are privately/discreetly informed that their
> own box is among those listed, will help get the approval through for
> the additional space. LOL :)

So my response to Susan's comment is...

Oh he knows he's got the largest mailbox here, he just gets cc'd in on
*everything*, and as busy as he is, apparently doesn't have time to go
through them all on any kind of regular basis.

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Stevo

Susan
04-Nov-2014, 18:22
Stevo:

If he knows, all the more reason to just leave him be. Have you tried
offering to delete all the unread ones prior to a certain date for
him? That might work, unless he's saving them to prove that he never
read them. :)

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