skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

How do I check my filespace usage on Hermes?

Last updated: August 2014

Your mail folders on Hermes (including your INBOX and any folders where you store mail that you have received or sent) all occupy filespace on the system. There is a limit (quota) to the total space you are allowed to use and you will be warned if you get close to your quota. Mail sent to you when your quota is all used up will be returned to the sender.

To check how much filespace you are using:

Hermes Webmail

  • Use a web browser to go to https://webmail.hermes.cam.ac.uk/ and login
  • At the bottom of the Mail screen are two icons. The right-hand one is a pie-chart icon that shows what percentage of your quota you have used.
  • If you need to check the individual sizes of your mail folders select Settings then Folders then select the folder you want to check and the Click to get folder size link.
  • Remember to click on the Logout button when you have finished using Hermes.

Old Hermes Webmail

  • Use a web browser to go to https://old-webmail.hermes.cam.ac.uk/ and login
  • Select Manage and then Check Quota. You will see something like:-
                             Used   Limit  Fraction
    File Quota:                 48     1500    3.20%
    Block Quota (MBytes)      0.28   100.00    0.28%
    Mailstore Quota (MBytes)  0.93  1000.00    0.09%
  • File Quota is the number of files in the Hermes filestore 
    Block Quota is the amount of disk space used in the Hermes filestore 
    Mailstore Quota is the amount of disk space used in the Hermes mailstore 
    Warning messages are sent when an account reaches 90% and 95% of quota in either the filestore or the mailstore.
  • If you need to check the individual sizes of your mail folders select Folders then Sizes.
  • Remember to click on the Logout button when you have finished.

Note that it is not possible to check your Hermes usage via a mail user agent such as Thunderbird or Outlook.

UIS Service Status

Phone padded  Service status line: (01223) 463085
Website  Sign up for SMS/email status alerts
Website  Read major IT incident reports

UIS bITe-size bulletin


A regular newsletter aimed at the University's IT community, highlighting service and project news from UIS.

Sign up >  |  Back issues

RSS Feed Latest news

Bug in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 that affects new VPN configurations

Sep 16, 2020

The latest release of Apple's iPad and iPhone operating systems, due out today, has a bug that requires users to follow a different process when setting up a new VPN configuration. It doesn’t affect existing configurations.

AirGroup functionality expanded on University Wireless Service

Sep 15, 2020

We’ve expanded AirGroup functionality on the University Wireless Service. AirGroup enables personal devices to discover and communicate with each other via Wi-Fi – for example, it allows you to use Airplay from your mobile devices to your Apple TV.

View all news