Deleting messages "marked for deletion" older than X days
ktm at rice.edu
Mon Aug 18 17:48:11 EDT 2008
I think that the cyr_expire command may be what you are searching
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 03:35:20PM -0600, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> I am looking for a way to run a daily script on the Cyrus IMAP server
> that processes every user's mail folders and deletes every message
> marked for deletion older than X days.
> I realize the proper way to do this is client-side and have the client
> program purge/expunge the mailboxes periodically in some fashion.
> Unfortunately in the corporate world there are many clients who still
> use old versions of Outlook that only marks a message for deletion and
> will not automatically purge the folder.
> To force users to manually purge every single folder they have, one
> folder at a time as some versions of Outlook can't do this recursively,
> is not a feasible option. Users just stopped doing this because it
> becomes too time consuming a task.
> So I'm looking for a server-side solution that analyzes every mail
> folder on the system, finds marked messages older than X days and
> purges/deletes them on the client's behalf.
> Some pointers are appreciated. I can write the scripts (shell, perl,
> whatever) myself if need be, just need to know how to start going about
> obtaining such a specific list of messages.
> Gerard Beekmans
> IT Manager
> Achilles Media
> Tel: 403-678-1216 ext. 102
> Email: gbeekmans at achillesmedia.com
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