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BMFin

Dec 23, 2008, 6:12 AM
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Maby the email quota size could be made a little bit larger. I guess at the moment its only a few MB.

I understand back in the day it was expensive to hand out more than a few MBs of quota for free, but nowadays it isnt nearly as expensive..

I hate cleaning it everyday ...


j_ung

Dec 27, 2008, 7:18 AM
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3 mb doesn't seem like a whole heck of a lot does it? I think I'm required by law or something to say this, but premier members get 50 mb of email storage. Okay, now that's done, I'll look into upping it some. In return, please realize that DZ has a LOT of registered users and it really does add up quickly. Stay tuned.

Jay


wildfan75  (D 29536)

Dec 29, 2008, 6:48 PM
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How many people use their dz.com email address? Could you send a blanket email and if its not replied to, then the email portion gets disabled? Then instead of 3mb x all the users, it would be MOREmb x those that use it.

Anyway to disable my dz.com email and give my 3mb to BMFin? No offense, but I just don't use it, and if it would hlep BMFin...


j_ung

Dec 30, 2008, 5:13 AM
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In reply to:
How many people use their dz.com email address? Could you send a blanket email and if its not replied to, then the email portion gets disabled? Then instead of 3mb x all the users, it would be MOREmb x those that use it.

Anyway to disable my dz.com email and give my 3mb to BMFin? No offense, but I just don't use it, and if it would hlep BMFin...

Weeelllll... probably not, but there might be something else we can do. I have to check on several things first. Might take a while -- sorry for that!


j_ung

Jan 5, 2009, 7:44 AM
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I spoke with the Gossamer folks and they told me that we're getting sort of close to capacity right now as it is. We're not there yet, but if we upped email quotas to, say, 10 megs, we might be. However, I've got a ticket in to see what it would take for this to happen. We may be able to trim some email fat someplace else.


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jan 5, 2009, 10:01 AM
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I think a purging of accounts that have not been logged in over a certain time period and have never posted to the forums might help here. There are thousands of accounts out there that have not logged into the site in over 2-3 years and have never posted to the site. Could those be removed to free up space on the email servers since the room would not have to be allocated anymore?


j_ung

Jan 5, 2009, 10:03 AM
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I think so, but I want to check with some others first, including sangiro. It might also help to have a more aggressive trash and spam purge... and maybe sent messages as well.


wildfan75  (D 29536)

Jan 5, 2009, 6:36 PM
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But anyway that we can keep the profiles of those that we've lost over the years still...

...I don't know. What does "purging" include? I hate to think all of Todd's stuff would just *poof* disappearFrown.


j_ung

Jan 6, 2009, 6:43 AM
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I'll try to make sure that doesn't happen. Smile


kanudude  (B 31935)

Jan 7, 2009, 6:50 PM
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It would be nice to have a little bit more space for mail. Other than that I think the site is pretty cool.


JanuszPS  (D 568)

Jan 9, 2009, 6:40 AM
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Would that mean that everyone who pasted away some time ago will be purged and removed? If yes, I wouldn't do that...
Janusz


j_ung

Jan 9, 2009, 8:08 AM
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No, I'm not really in favor of going that far with this.


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jan 9, 2009, 9:35 AM
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No, what I was envisioning was looking to see all the accounts that have 0 posts, blank profiles and have not logged in for over 3 years. Accounts like that are not part of this community, they were created usually to respond to an ad in the classifieds but since they have not

Out of 79629 members I found over 16500+ accounts that have never logged into the forums and have 0 posts. Each one of those accounts has an email address created for it and they are using space by holding spam and other junk files not to mention any space allocated to them. Deleting even half of those accounts of never active community members could potentially free up a lot of space that could be used by active members of this community.


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jan 11, 2009, 3:24 PM
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What's the price of 500 GB HDD now - like 200 USD? Storage is CHEAP nowadays!


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Jan 11, 2009, 3:31 PM
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SCSI mount drives set up for a hot swappable RAID Array are a bit more expensive, but still less then $1000. The questions is that is it better to keep putting money and resources into increasing the capacity or is it better to correctly allocate the resources already purchased and put that money towards the next upgrade in the future?


j_ung

Jan 12, 2009, 8:58 AM
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I'm inclined to think it's the latter. Still waiting. I re-asked the question this morning.


j_ung

Jan 20, 2009, 10:55 AM
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Sorry this has taken so long. I'll have news on this in a few days, maybe early next week.


j_ung

Jan 22, 2009, 9:52 AM
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Okay, it's not much, but we're going to double the email quota for all regular users to 6 megs. However, for various reasons, we're not going to purge old accounts. Instead, we're going to install an auto purge that will delete Trash messages and spam when they reach one month old. I'll let you know when it's live.
J


russellr

Jan 23, 2009, 2:44 AM
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Many thanks for the extra space. I usually hover around 98%; logged on tonight and saw I was at 50%. Immediately thought I'd lost material. What a pleasant surprise.

Thank you.

Regards

Russell


j_ung

Jan 23, 2009, 3:49 PM
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We aims ta please. Smile


j_ung

Jan 24, 2009, 3:26 PM
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Is email working for everybody? I haven't received a single support@ email since this change, and I typically get 20-30 a day. But emails from outside addies are coming through.


DeNReN  (B 5642)

Jan 24, 2009, 6:26 PM
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Thanks for the extra space Smile

and my email is working fine in and out...


j_ung

Jan 26, 2009, 1:28 PM
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I think I found out the problem. I had hit my 1000-message quota. Can you believe that? You people and your requests for support. Sheesh. Tongue



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