subscription wide mailbox size
For example(now) a subscription has:
- 10 Mailboxes
- Maximum mailbox size of 100MB
So the maximum disk usage would be 1GB. but there are 2 LIMITATIONS here. first the client can't make more then 10 mailboxes.
Second the maximum size of an mailbox is 100MB. You can make them smaller but that is useless.
a subscription wide mailbox size can remove these restrictions and so greatly increase the flexibility for the client. For example the subscription wide mailbox size of 1GB and maximum of 5(or unlimited) mailboxes.
the client wants:
email@example.com: 600MB(is logic since an info@domain is much more used for (smaller) companies)
creating another mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org is IMPOSSIBLE
so i could give my clients UNLIMITED amount of mailboxes as long they do not EXCEED the 1GB.
1. create a radio button to chose between the classic and this subscription wide.
2. Change the current name of mailbox size to total mailbox size
Could you explain why total subscription size is not enough? Why you would need a separate limit for mail content and web content?
UPD: reopened after new comments received
There is a need to increase mailbox quota (limit) for a particular mailbox bypassing a Subscription limit.
For example, Subscription limit is set to 4GB but it is required to set 8GB for a particular mailbox on that subscription.
That would be really important.
Defunct Shiva Gupta commented
i also need this feature..
assume i have a customer who wants 10 Emails and 5 GB size (TOTAL)
now if i am going to set mailbox => 10 and mailbox size => 5 GB then he will have total 10 Mails x 5 GB size = 50 GB Space.
but according to plan i only want to assign 5 GB.
so do something like we can assign TOTAL Mailbox size.
This limit will be a great feature, this also will help us....
Bryan S. Katz commented
...because I program the web-site, and the disk space/web content is mine. I don't need to limit my own development, and I'm producing countless files of caches.
But the e-mail content is my client's, and I don't care if George gets more e-mail than Jim, or if Alice gets less e-mail than Bob. I don't care if Alice has six mailboxes and Bob has twelve.
I just want to limit my client to some reasonable amount of e-mail capacity, so that I can charge them for exceeding it. I don't need to know if Bob is the CEO or if Alice is the janitor. I don't know their usage patterns, and I really don't care.
It's some similar that I put in another post ( http://plesk.uservoice.com/forums/184549-feature-suggestions/suggestions/10582056-global-limit-space).
We can put an global space, but only mail quota is eficient to limit mailbox space, and harddisk quota for web, the "disabled suscription with overuse" option is too restrictive for this!!! any excess of traffic will disabled the subscription and service for client!
Brian K commented
My concern is slightly different. The problem is that the current "Default" mailbox limit can't allow exceptions. I'd like to be able to set the "Default" to 100M, but allow 2 or 3 mailboxes *larger* than the Default. Right now you can't exceed the Default size.
Jennifer Arsenault commented
I would like to be able to set default size separate from the max size. Right now, what I set in admin is used for both. I need to set a high max because a few mailboxes need it, but I don't like that it's used as the default.
My clients use POP and don't need large mailboxes. But then some set mail client to leave mail on server indefinitely and fill up their mailbox. They don't realize that it doesn't delete from the server when they delete from client. With just a few mailboxes maxed out, the whole web space ends up full.
And it doesn't matter how many times I explain that they should change the mailbox size and/or that they shouldn't leave mail on server.
Brian K commented
I have several customers where they have say 20 mailboxes, but only one or two of them (owner, admin, etc.) need more, lots more. So for the typical user they get 100MB, but the one or two users need 500MB. Its pretty difficult to set the "default" to 500MB, but then go to every user and reduce them down to 100MB and remember to do that whenever a new mail user is added.
But what makes you want "mail space" counted separately from "web space"?
For your example - you can just give customer 10 Gb for their web and mail files and no need to limit or count their mailboxes.
We don't need a seperate limit for mail. What wir need is a overall limit of mailspace. I think the example is very clear but I can easily give you some other:
We want to limit the overall mailspace of a subscription e.g. give our customers 5 GB of overall mail space. I can specify this as 5 x 1GB mailboxes or 10 x 500MB mailboxes or 20 x 250MB mailboxes. But what do i do if the customer wants 1x 2 GB (for IMAP) mailbox and 20 x 100MB mailboxes (POP3 only)?
We don't realy care how many mailboxes a customer has BUT we want to limit the maximum overall space the mailboxes can use.