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Why is there an IMAP quota and how can I increase it or fix

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BreezyOhio
 
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2018, 8:21 am

My IMAP quota is nearly full, now at 95% and red shaded. I have searched and read about this damn thing but the more I read the more confused I am. Just for the record I have tons of locally stored emails from maybe 20 years. I don't want to go thru and have to selectively delete them. I actually did that once to try to fix this when it was 90% and it made no difference. BTW my quota limit is set to ", as in no limit.

How can I fix this and why is this such a messy process?

Thanks for knowledgeable replies.

BreezyOhio
 
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2018, 8:35 am

this article seems to explain the problem and solutions ..
https://askleo.com/what-is-an-email-quo ... uota-mean/

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2018, 1:54 pm

I have tons of locally stored emails

If those messages are ONLY stored locally ( Local Folders ) and are not local only due to synchronization with the IMAP server, they don't count against the server message quota.

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