Changing Mailbox Sizes Permission
I'm looking to do what many other web hosts do which is to sell off mailbox space.
I don't want to increase everyone's mailbox size yet, this seems to be the only way.
There is a permission that I can remove from most people to stop them editing their mailbox size. But the Owner / Customer that I'm selling to will still have access to set their own limits (up to the max limit)
I want to be able to offer mailboxes at 2gb, 5gb, 10gb etc. But not allow all of the customers mailboxes up to that level.
If I'm being dumb and there is an easy way to do this i'm sorry in advanced. But I've not found it and it's feels like a feature that should be added at this point.
what I'm specifically asking for is a permission that stops all users apart from me as a "reseller" to be able to amend the mailbox sizes.
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Aakhyan Gupta commented
Since Plesk don't offer mailbox size change per mailbox
i.e. if you set the value of 5 Gb to the plan, then all mailboxes have the default value of 5 Gb
But, you can't have different mailbox sizes.
This limits the functionality of selling basis mailbox sizes.
So what I wish to have is:
an option to disable the Mailbox size changes by Reseller & End-users. Only the Administrator should have such option to modify.
Having this feature, will allow us to sell the mailboxes basis the size.
Having SmarterMail also helps, as it can set the size from there, but if the reseller/end-use change the mailbox size via the plesk, it will again reset the size on SmarterMail.
The addon plan again increases the size of all mailboxes, instead of a single mailbox.
I have restricted my reseller at 250 Mb mailbox size per mail-id.
Now reseller has few customers who wants more Mailbox size.
Now, basis that requirement, I can sell extra mailbox size.
Earlier with SolidCP/WebsitePanel/MSP Panel, this was possible, by restricting the mailbox changes from the panel and hence managing the space directly from SmarterMail.
- Either provide such option of Addon Plan, where the increased storage is only for either 1 mailbox.
- Provide option to disable the Mailbox size changes for Administrator ONLY like you have provided the option of "Mailbox Settings management" in permissions tab.
However, the Plan & the resource overuse checks are also needed to be kept in mind.
So, using either of the options or a combination, it would be very beneficial as a Hosting Provider.