Email amounts -Am I reading this wrong


#1

Ok so I look in my panel (at the manage email, and one of my emails is 156 MBs used out of 200 MBs. Then my postmaster email account has 70 MBs.

Yet when I then actually go into those squirrel mailboxes they’re empty. I don’t want an issue with bouncing email and just wanted to check if I’m reding it all wrong…

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#2

[quote]one of my emails is 156 MBs used out of 200 MBs. Then my postmaster email account has 70 MBs.

Yet when I then actually go into those squirrel mailboxes they’re empty.[/quote]
Ken, I’ve found that many times when there is a lot of email reported to be in an account but it appears to be empty, there may be mail that has been archived off into the “old-messages” folder.

Strangely (to me) that folder is not “subscribed” by default on DreamHost, so you never even see it in webmail unless you subscribe to it (in the “folders” dialog).

–rlparker


#3

Its strange - all the accounts are POP3 and all going to Microsoft Outlook on a daily basis. The only thing I’m concerned with is that this particular email account is that of my boss and she travels a fair bit - I do not want her missing out on any emails - and 200MBs should have been ample space for a POP3 email account that is being downloaded on a daily basis.

I have a feeling this may be related to the Blingy issue.

I took these off disk usage for that account:

Day Disk Usage
2008-03-04 <10 MB
2008-03-05 <10 MB
2008-03-06 <10 MB
2008-03-07 <10 MB
2008-03-08 <10 MB
2008-03-09 <10 MB
2008-03-10 <10 MB
2008-03-11 <10 MB
2008-03-12 <10 MB
2008-03-13 <10 MB
2008-03-14 <10 MB
2008-03-15 <10 MB
2008-03-16 <10 MB
2008-03-17 <10 MB
2008-03-18 <10 MB
2008-03-19 <10 MB
2008-03-20 <10 MB
2008-03-21 <10 MB
2008-03-22 <10 MB
2008-03-23 <10 MB
2008-03-24 <10 MB
2008-03-25 <10 MB
2008-03-26 <10 MB
2008-03-27 <10 MB
2008-03-28 <10 MB
2008-03-29 <10 MB
2008-03-30 <10 MB
2008-03-31 <10 MB
2008-04-01 156.000 MB
2008-04-02 <10 MB
2008-04-03 167.000 MB
Average: 10.419 MB

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