automatically delete emails after a few days

Darin Perusich Darin.Perusich at
Mon Dec 5 08:49:46 EST 2005

setup an event using the ipurge command in cyrus.conf, here's an example.

junkrm cmd="ipurge -d 14 -f user/*/Junk" at=0345

Thomas Vogt wrote:
> Hi
> Is there an easy way to delete mails after a certain period? Let's
> assume every user has a personal "Junk" folder. I want to delete every
> email older than 30 days.
> I know it's possible with find(8) but the problem is that I have to
> reconstruct every mailbox. This is very painfull if you have 100k
> mailboxes. 
> Any idea how I can do that? Perhaps with sieve extension?
> Regards,
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Darin Perusich
Unix Systems Administrator
Cognigen Corp.
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