> PMDAtropos@aol.com (David O'Donnell) writes:
> Each AOL member is permitted 550 pieces of mail on our mail host at any given
> time. At five screen names per account, 3.5 million accounts, that's as many
> as 9,625,000,000 pieces of mail live on the service at any given time. Each
> piece of mail can be up to 32k, making storate as much as 308,000,000,000k -
> not counting file attachments, which I've personally sent as large as 24MB.
> Obviously, this is an extreme case -- reality is probably more like about
> four million mailboxes with an average of 300 pieces of mail, each around 5k
> in size. That's still 12,000,000,000 of space for e-mail alone, plus the
> file system to keep it on, plus the software to manage it.
> All in all, I'd think that up to 550MB of mail (inbound mail can be up to 1MB
> in size), at 550 pieces, is pretty reasonable. [...]
That's obviously an enormous resource to manage so I was wondering why
you no longer permit users to delete any mail? I tried to delete from
my in and sent boxes, but the system tells me they'll automatically be
deleted after 30 days. I must say I was surprised that as a
resource-concious person I could not delete.
Adam Horwitz (708) 778-9531
Tripcom Systems Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org