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Old 6th February 2008, 18:16
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Default Help! Postfix receives mail, delays retrieval?

A user called in this morning and said that there is ~ 1.5hr delay from when they send mail to their account (from outside) to when it's delivered to their client using send/receive.

Upon checking, indeed I see received messages sitting in the mail queue and I also see the user's mail client logging in/out and sending messages. No messages have been delivered to the user in the past 65 minutes.

So perhaps this has nothing to do with Postfix & it's a courier issue?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

**EDIT**: It appears it was a quota issue. User's web space was set to 0 MB, presumably someone thought this would give them unlimited space. Mail's flowing normally now. The only question I have is this: Why was mail delivered at all if there was no space? Why a delay? I would think mail would just sit and queue until space was available. Anyone?

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Old 7th February 2008, 12:01
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Maybe it is caused be the quota soft and hard limit difference, so that postfix is able to deliver a mail, then waits until the client fetches it with pop3 and then deliver the next mail from queue and so on. You can try to set a user to 0 MB quota and then run "repquota -avug" to see the current quota settings for this user.
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