Managing your IMAP Email Quota
Your server mailbox has a default storage space of 2
Gigabytes. When you are close to your storage limit you will receive
email notification that your mailbox is over quota.
We recommend moving older email off the IMAP server and into
mail folders on your own hard disk (often called “local
folders”). Here’s to create a local mail folder using
different email clients. Once you have created these storage
folders you can drag messages from your Server Folders to
your Local Folders.
With IMAP mail accounts, all your email is stored on the
server, so running into your quota is more common. Most IMAP
email client software have a way to check your disk usage
directly in the program. (for example, in Thunderbird, right
click in the Inbox, select Properties, and then the Quota
tab). You can also simply login to our
you’ll see a “Quota Usage” status bar in the upper left of
How to create Storage folders on your
computer if you use
Thunderbird, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail (Vista)
From the File Menu click on New and then Folder..
Give the Folder a name (i.e “archived mail”) and Create it as a
subfolder of “Local Folders”
How to create Storage
folders on your computer if you use Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail
|From the File Menu click on New and then Folder..
Give the Folder mailbox a name (i.e “archived mail”) and place the folder
inside “Personal Folders”
|From the Mailbox Menu Click on New
Give the mailbox a name (i.e “archived mail”) and set the location
to “On My Mac”
Remember that the Trash is just another IMAP mail folder. When you
delete a message, the message is just moved into the Trash folder.
We recommend setting your email software to empty the trash when you
exit the email application.
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