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Old 06-11-2003, 01:36 PM   #1
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Script to delete mail based on date


I am using SpamAssassign and moving spam to it's own file under/home/<user>/mail. I have setup SquirrelMail for users to examine their spam incase of a false positive.

I would like to purge the spam folder of older mails and only keep the most recent 30 days of spam for each user.

Are there any scripts to do this?
 
Old 06-13-2003, 04:56 AM   #2
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If this is still an unresolved issue and you're not afraid to script a bit, have a look at procmail. In short if you have a date variable properly formatted and add "-d '1 month ago' you'll have the previous month, pipe the mailbox through the procmail recipe and let formail select by date, then grep for the previous month variable. I think that could work.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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I found a great utility called grepmail. It does exactly what I need. I just pipe my Spam folder through it with a date argument to filter out the older spam.

http://grepmail.sourceforge.net/
 
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Excellent trove!
 
Old 04-03-2011, 11:25 PM   #5
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I found a great utility called grepmail. It does exactly what I need. I just pipe my Spam folder through it with a date argument to filter out the older spam.

http://grepmail.sourceforge.net/
I just stumbled across this and wonder if it deletes the mail found from the source mbox file?

Thanks
 
Old 04-04-2011, 02:20 AM   #6
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Dude, please don't drag up dead threads, it gets *very* confusing.
 
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Dude, please don't drag up dead threads, it gets *very* confusing.
The problem still exists. The tools still exist. I was so glad to find the information here and feel no confusion at all. Did you hate history in school or something?

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I just stumbled across this and wonder if it deletes the mail found from the source mbox file?

Thanks
Yes, if you so direct. It's very powerful.
 
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Oh how I love the strange games people like to play.
 
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The problem still exists. The tools still exist. I was so glad to find the information here and feel no confusion at all. Did you hate history in school or something?

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Yes, if you so direct. It's very powerful.
As my fellow moderator has stated that resurrecting old (necro) threads can be confusing;

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