script processing messages

Norman Zhang norman.zhang at
Thu Jun 10 19:59:00 EDT 2004

I think you can use ipurge (it comes with Cyrus IMAPD). On top of my head
I can't remember the syntax. Just look it up syntax. HTH.


> What's the most simple method to connect to a Cyrus IMAP server, login
> as a user, go to a certain folder (the path is known), delete all
> messages in it, then logout - and do all that from a shell script? (a
> cron job)
> What i have to accomplish is to periodically grab all messages from a
> folder then empty the folder. I know i can simply copy the message files
> from the Cyrus spool, because that's exactly what i need (one message
> per file, and it must be the whole message, headers included), however i
> need a method to cleanly delete the messages afterwards.
> --
> Florin Andrei

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