Message expiration policy question

Alain Spineux aspineux at
Thu May 24 17:25:38 EDT 2007

On 5/24/07, Jason Bailey, Sun Advocate Webmaster <webmaster at>
> Hello all,
> I have a question with message expiration policies. With cyradm I have
> set several message expiration policies on folders, so that old messages
> are automatically pruned from the folder. It works pretty well thus far.
> But I have a question.
> Does cyrus look at the received date in the message itself, or does it
> use some sort of file system timestamp (maybe creation date of the file)
> to determine which messages are "expired"?
> The reason I ask is that spam often comes into the mix, and date info in
> the message header are often forged. So how does Cyrus do this?
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Alain Spineux
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