removal of dups from existing mailboxes

Michael Fischer v. Mollard info-cyrus at
Mon Nov 10 06:01:05 EST 2003

-- On Tuesday, November 04, 2003 13:54:45 -0500 Noah Meyerhans wrote:

> Hi all.  I've got a user who has managed to re-upload a lot of duplicate
> messages into a number of his IMAP folders.  I'd like to help him get
> rid of them, if possible.  Is there a way to prune duplicate messages
> from existing mail folders, rather than at lmtp delivery?  I'm using
> Cyrus imapd 2.1.15.  If Cyrus doesn't have this functionality built-in,
> does anybody know of a third party tool to do it?


It may be a little bit late, but I wrote a perl script for exactly that 
purpose. Some comments are in german and no warranty as usual, but it works 
for me. It doesn't expunge but set only the deleted flag.


Michael Fischer v. Mollard, network administration
Heise Zeitschriften Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Helstorfer Straße 7
D-30625 Hannover
Tel: +49 511 5352 477; Email: Michael.Fischer.von.Mollard at
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