This morning our system alerted us about memory usage on one specific user’s email account. The WHM summary email that came through was rather detailed, and contained a number of really useful commands when working with a WHM mailbox. Here is a summary of those commands (copied mostly verbatim):
Remove old junk email
To remove all email older than one year from this account’s Junk folder via the command line, use the following command:
whmapi1 expunge_mailbox_messages account=[email protected] mailbox=INBOX.Junk query='savedbefore 52w'
Remove old email
whmapi1 expunge_mailbox_messages account=[email protected] mailbox=INBOX query='savedbefore 52w'
Obtain Usage Summary of User’s Mailbox
whmapi1 get_mailbox_status account=[email protected]
Increase IMAP Memory Limit
The default IMAP memory limit appears to be 512 MB. During certain period, for example when doing a backup, some of this memory might be depleted. To increase the memory to a new value (ensure you have enough RAM), do this:
whmapi1 set_service_config_key service=dovecot key=mail_process_size value=1024
Email message titled:
The “imap” service reached its memory limit while it accessed mail for the account