5.1.2.31. ipurge

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

5.1.2.31.1. Synopsis

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

5.1.2.31.2. 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. Use the -M option to not recurse into the mailboxes.

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

5.1.2.31.3. 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.

5.1.2.31.4. Examples

[NB: Examples needed]

5.1.2.31.5. Files

/etc/imapd.conf

5.1.2.31.6. See Also

imapd.conf(5)