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IPURGE(8) Cyrus IMAP IPURGE(8)

NAME

ipurge - Cyrus IMAP documentation

Delete mail from IMAP mailbox or partition based on age or size

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

ipurge deletes messages from the mailbox(es) specified by Imailbox-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

-C config-file
Use the specified configuration file config-file rather than the default imapd.conf(5).

-f
Force ipurge to examine mailboxes below INBOX.* and user.*.

-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).

-v
Enable verbose output/logging.

EXAMPLES

[NB: Examples needed]

FILES

/etc/imapd.conf

SEE ALSO

imapd.conf(5)

AUTHOR

The Cyrus Team, Nic Bernstein (Onlight), Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems)

COPYRIGHT

1993-2017, The Cyrus Team
November 15, 2019 3.0.12