Read User Mail weirdness

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#1 Thu, 07/10/2008 - 13:42

Read User Mail weirdness

In Webmin/Servers/Read User Mail module I can see all mail accounts on my system.

I see that when mail is in one of those accounts that there is a (xx.xx kB in 1) type of entry after the account name.

I have noticed though that even accounts that have no mail still have the KB message and that it grows larger depending on their mail volume.


Some mail account with high volume but has deleted all their mail. highuser.example (151.03 kB in 1)

Some mail account with low volume but has deleted all their mail. lowuser.example (10.27 kB in 1)

Is this a bug? It is some sort of cache?

This only seems to happen with email accounts associated with virtual hosts.

mail accounts for the system such as root look like this when the account has mail:

root (5.47 kB in 1)

and then when the mail is deleted go back to looking like this:


Notice no (xx.xx kB in 1) entry.

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 16:57
ronald's picture

you can see all mailboxes when you logged in as root.
a user can only see his own mailboxes unless you give him privileges to see all

i suppose the Kb's are cache related, i have them too even when they have no emails anymore.

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 20:39 (Reply to #2)

It's good to know you are seeing that too so I know I am not crazy :)

I only log in as root and never use usermin. I should try that sometime to see if it shows differently.

Mon, 07/14/2008 - 15:42 (Reply to #3)

I disallow all users to go into the webmin tab. Simply stops them for going there because they don't need access.

Wed, 07/30/2008 - 08:31 (Reply to #4)

Do you by any chance use sendmail?

Wed, 07/30/2008 - 09:33 (Reply to #5)

<div class='quote'>Do you by any chance use sendmail?</div>

Nope :)

Wed, 07/30/2008 - 10:44 (Reply to #6)

I use both

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