[Dovecot] Purging Deleted Messages

bhayden at umn.edu bhayden at umn.edu
Mon Jun 2 21:48:47 EEST 2008

On Jun 2 2008, Timo Sirainen wrote:

>Dovecot doesn't keep track of when flag changes have been done, so
>there's no simple way to say "expunge messages which have been marked as
>\Deleted after 7 days". With maildir you could check the file's ctime,
>but with mbox there's just no way.

We were toying with the idea of modding Dovecot to write an 
X-DeletedFlag-Changed-At header when deleting messages for exactly this 
reason. What's your thought on this idea, Timo?

-Brian Hayden
University of Minnesota OIT

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