Deleting IMAP mail from shell script

Jules Agee julesa at
Fri May 13 14:25:10 EDT 2005

Sun Advocate Webmaster wrote:
> Thank you for the information!
> I tried the script, but authentication is failing. Cyrus is set up to do
> virtual domains based on userid. I set the server in the perl script to
> localhost, and the username "spam at" with the appropriate
> password. It fails. I verified with imtest that my credentials are correct.

"@" is a reserved character in Perl. You need to escape it with a
backslash, i.e. "spam\"

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