Decreased email bandwidth

Hello, I want to ask about my email, my email has decreased the email volume should be 2GB to 200MB only, how to fix it?

note: only one email has decreased its bandwidth size

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I'm not exactly sure what you mean when you say that your email has decreased in bandwidth or volume. Is there any way you can clarify the exact issue you're seeing?

Bandwidth refers to the maximum transfer rate at which information can be sent over a network. That means that your transfer rate will vary depending on the Linode plan that your email server is being hosted on. You can view the different Linode transfer rates on our plan pricing page:

Linode Plans and Pricing

If you want to check your Linode for any network-based speed issues, I'd recommend installing and running the iPerf utility. We have a guide to do that here:

Network Throughput Testing with iPerf

Volume refers to the space/storage available on your server to hold information. You can check to see how much free space is on your server by running the following command:

df -h

This will display what is using space on your Linode and where it can be found on your drive. If you feel like you have less free space than you used to, this could be due to the accumulation of temporarty files, log files, or old information. It's worth noting that this is not uncommon for email servers. If that's the case, I'd recommend checking out this other Community post about how to identify why you might be running out of disk space:

Why is my Linode running out of disk space?

You can also try checking your log files to see if there is anything unnecessarily taking up room:

How do I check my server's log files?

Lastly, in case you haven't seen them yet, we have some really good guides on setting up email servers:

Email Server Guides

Hopefully this helps point you in the right direction!


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