[Dovecot] expire tool question

Thorsten Vollmer thorsten at thvo.de
Thu Nov 27 03:26:28 EET 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 20:57 +0100, Jakob Curdes wrote:
> My first finding is that I need to enable db when doing ./configure. Now 
> I see a berkeley database tree in the /var/run/dovecot/ directory.
> However this has the timestamp of the last restart and does not change 
> even when I access one of my expire-configured folders (backu and spam).
> Should the DB not be updated every time I access one of these folders?

The database contains the time for each mailbox when the oldest message
needs to be expunged. That timestamp will be set when
  a) the oldest message is expunged,
  b) a new message is saved and the database does not yet contain any
     record for the corresponding mailbox.


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