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Thread: Mailbox size

  1. #1
    Stevo NNTP User

    Mailbox size

    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

  2. #2
    KeN Etter NNTP User

    Re: Mailbox size

    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

  3. #3
    Stevo NNTP User

    Re: Mailbox size

    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.

    --
    Stevo

  4. #4
    Massimo Rosen NNTP User

    Re: Mailbox size

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

  5. #5
    Stevo NNTP User

    Re: Mailbox size

    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.

    --
    Stevo

  6. #6
    Massimo Rosen NNTP User

    Re: Mailbox size

    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

  7. #7
    Susan NNTP User

    Re: Mailbox size

    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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  8. #8
    Stevo NNTP User

    Re: Mailbox size

    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.

    --
    Stevo

  9. #9
    Susan NNTP User

    Re: Mailbox size

    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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