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= Quota =

There are different quota backends that Dovecot can use:

 * [wiki:Quota/FS fs]: Filesystem quota.
 * [wiki:Quota/Dirsize dirsize]: The simplest, but sometimes slow, quota backend. It scans all the files from mail directories to calculate the quota.
 * [wiki:Quota/Dict dict]: Store quota in a dictionary (table).
 * [wiki:Quota/Maildir maildir]: Maildir++ quota.

The quota backends are implemented as plugins for Dovecot. There is also a plugin named "quota" which does the actual work. For reporting quota information via IMAP, there is the "imap_quota" plugin. Usually you'd enable these by adding them to the `mail_plugins` settings in config file:

protocol imap {
  mail_plugins = quota imap_quota
protocol pop3 {
  mail_plugins = quota
# In case you're using Dovecot-LDA:
protocol lda {
  mail_plugins = quota
} }}}

Most of the quota backends have a few things in common:

You can set the quota as kilobytes (named '''storage''') and/or as number of messages (named '''messages'''). Usually only the '''storage''' quota is used. Usually these limits can be given to the quota backend as parameters, e.g.:

plugin {
  # 10 MB quota limit
  quota = maildir:storage=10240
  # 1000 messages quota limit
  quota = maildir:messages=1000
  # 10 MB + 1000 messages quota limit
  quota = maildir:storage=10240:messages=1000
} }}}

The above example shows how to set the same quota globally for everyone. You can override this for one or all users by returning a `quota` field from the user database. See UserDatabase for more information about how to set them for the user database you are using. Here is an example using a SQL-based user database:

user_query = SELECT home, uid, gid, 'dirsize:storage=' || quota_bytes AS quota FROM users WHERE userid = '%u' }}}

With LDAP, use something like:

# quotaStorage must be in the format mentioned above
# For example: dirsize:storage=10240
user_attrs = uid,homeDirectory,,,uidNumber,gidNumber,quotaStorage=quota

# If you have the quota already as kilobytes in LDAP, there's a kludgy way to use it directly:
user_attrs = uid,homeDirectory,,,uidNumber,gidNumber,quotaStorage=quota=dirsize:storage }}}
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