[Dovecot] Index maintenance

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Apr 25 02:01:44 EEST 2008

On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 09:58 +0200, Anders wrote:
> Anders wrote:
> > I am unable to find information about what happens to the index file if I
> > use something like the cron script at the bottom of
> > http://wiki.dovecot.org/Plugins/Expire
> >
> > There must be some information in the index that is no longer needed. When
> > and how will Dovecot clean this up?

When the mailbox is next opened by a client (or STATUS command issued).

> A similar question is whether the expire plugin will help me at all, when
> it is only used for folders that receive new messages each day?
> Will the expire-tool give me the index maintenance that I am looking for?

Do you mean that no clients would ever even see the messages? If you're
using Dovecot's deliver they are also expunged.

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