Provided by: maildrop_1.5.3-2_i386
deliverquota - deliver to a maildir with a quota
deliverquota [ -c ] [ -w percent ] maildir quota
deliverquota delivers mail to a maildir taking into account any
software-imposed quota on the maildir. This manually-enforced quota
mechanism is described in the maildirquota(7) and maildirmake(1) manual
pages. Instead of setting up your mail server to deliver the message
directly to a maildir, configure the mail server to run the
deliverquota program in order to deliver the message, and specify the
location of the maildir as the argument to deliverquota.
The second argument to deliverquota is optional. If present, quota
specifies a new quota setting for this maildir. Specifying quota is
equivalent to running maildirmake(1) with the -q option. The second
argument to deliverquota is considered obsolete, and may be removed in
deliverquota reads the message from standard input and delivers it to
maildir. maildir may specify a path directly to a maildir folder, not
the main maildir (as long as the folder was created by the
The -c option automatically creates the maildir, and all missing parent
subdirectories (as ’mkdir -p’). This option should be used with
The -w N option places a warning message into the maildir if the
maildir has a quota setting, and after the message was successfully
delivered the maildir was at least N percent full. The warning message
is copied verbatim from /etc/quotawarnmsg with the addition of the
"Date:" and "Message-Id:" headers. The warning is repeated every 24
hours (at least), until the maildir drops below N percent full.
deliverquota delivers the message to the maildir and terminates with
exit code 0 if the message can be delivered without going over quota.
If the maildir is over its specified quota, deliverquota terminates
with exit code 77 (EX_NOPERM).