ipurge man page

ipurge — delete mail from IMAP mailbox or partition based on age or size

Synopsis

ipurge [ -f ] [ -C config-file ] [ -x ] [ -X ] [ -i ] [ -s ] [ -o ] [ -n ]
      [ -d days | -b bytes | -k Kbytes | -m Mbytes ]
      [ mailbox-pattern... ]

Description

Ipurge deletes messages from the mailbox(es) specified by mailbox-pattern that are older or larger than specified by the -d, -b, -k or -m options.  If no mailbox-pattern is given, ipurge works on all mailboxes.  If the -x option is given, the message age and size MUST match exactly those specified by -d, -b, -k or -m.  The are no default values, and at least one of -d, -b, -k or -m MUST be specified.

Ipurge by default only deletes mail below shared folders, which means that mails in mailbox(es) below INBOX.* and user.* stay untouched. Use the option -f to also delete mail in mailbox(es) below these folders.

Ipurge reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file unless specified otherwise by -C.

Options

-f

Force deletion of mail in all mailboxes.

-C config-file

Read configuration options from config-file.

-d days

Age of message in days.

-b bytes

Size of message in bytes.

-k Kbytes

Size of message in Kbytes (2^10 bytes).

-m Mbytes

Size of message in Mbytes (2^20 bytes).

-x

Perform an exact match on age or size (instead of older or larger).

-X

Use delivery time instead of Date: header for date matches

-i

Invert match logic: -x means not equal, date is for newer, size is for smaller

-s

Skip over messages that have the \Flagged flag set.

-o

Only purge messages that have the \Deleted flag set.

-n

Only print messages that would be deleted (dry run).

Files

/etc/imapd.conf

Info

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