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Re: Mail issues

On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 02:48:20AM +0000 or thereabouts, p wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 04:17:43PM -0400, Richard wrote:
> > Looking for a simple method of doing this:
> > Main reason for the changes, lost 255,000 email in a mbox format.
> > corrupted.
> >


> however, i just wanted to add that i use the "mbox" format,
> but i just copy the "mbox" file into a new file at the end 
> of each  year--to archive it.  then, i delete the contents 
> of "mbox"  and start with an empty one at the beginning of 
> the year.   

Or do it automatically with a nice little application called
'archivemail' available for Debian. I have mine setup to archive every
30 days, via a cronjob. I'm using mbox format, with mutt.

> for example, i have these "mbox" files as yearly archives:
> txt_2005_mbox.txt
> txt_2004_mbox.txt
> txt_2003_mbox.txt

Exactly and 'archivemail' one can append the month and gzip the data. In
conjunction with grepmail, one has a great search facility for these
archived e-mails.

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and
enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to
lend money.
		-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"

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