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Re: remove old trash from imap, server side



On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 11:41 +0800, Chris Purves wrote:
> On 30/12/05, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > I am running courier IMAP using maildirs.  I would like to know what
> > > is the best way for removing mail from the trash folder that are older
> > > than six months.
> >
> > Is this for a personal system or an ISP/company/email-host?
> 
> personal
> 
> > If person system: it's *trash*, don't store old stuff in it!
> 
> Well, I prefer to do it anyway, for personal reasons. ;-)

Tsk tsk.  You'll be mighty peeved at yourself if you ever accidentally
set your MUA to "Empty trash on exit"...

> > If business, and you are telling users "Trash older than 180 days
> > will be automatically deleted", you should use the IMAP protocol
> > to do it.  The mailing list for the imapd that you use would be
> > the place to ask the proper way to do it.
> 
> I will do that.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

If 1/2 of all US marriages end in divorce, and there are a good
number of 3rd, 4th, etc marriages, then more than 1/2 of all 1st
marriages will be permanent.



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