Procmail choking on large mailboxes

Discussion in 'General' started by cryptic, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. cryptic

    cryptic Member

    I have just moved some large mbox file over from another server, and I noticed that when the account with a large mbox file (100+ meg) receives an email, procmail chokes and and postfix returns an error email.

    Example email:

    <[email protected] (expanded from <[email protected]>):
    can't create user output file. Command output: procmail: Error while
    writing to "/var/mail/usermboxfile"

    If I cut down the file size to around 40 meg, things seem ok.

    Any ideas on how to get procmail to not error out when trying to write to a large mbox?
     
  2. cryptic

    cryptic Member

    This is from users mailboxes I created in ISPConfig...

    example from maillog

    Jan 11 09:49:48 server postfix/local[29627]: D9F4EE5F0B: to=<[email protected]>, orig_to=<[email protected]>, relay=local, delay=1, status=bounced (can't create user output file. Command output: procmail: Error while writing to "/var/mail/usermbox" )

    Quota is fine, permissions look OK.
     
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Have you considered to change to maildir instead of mbox. the mbox format is known to make problems when the files become large.
     
  4. cryptic

    cryptic Member

    I could.

    Do you have any experience with mbox2mdir?
     
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes. I've converted a server from mbox to maildir some time ago. The script worked fine for me.
     

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