[Dovecot] expire tool question

LÉVAI Dániel leva at ecentrum.hu
Thu Nov 27 23:05:34 EET 2008

On Thursday 27 November 2008 20.15.21 Jakob Curdes wrote:
> > Maybe you'll find this thread useful:
> >
> > http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2008-October/034747.html
> I already saw this. Unfortunately I do not understand the complete
> reasoning.
> If I'm right the thread basically says
> - dovecot-expire should log something with mail-debug=yes.
> (it doesn't in my case, other than "Module loaded:
> /usr/local/lib/dovecot/imap/lib20_expire_plugin.so")
> - hierarchy separator could be wrong
> (cannot be my case as I have the folders directly in the user's mail
> directory, no hierarchy there)
> - messages might be too young
> (The folders are older with messages that are weeks old and I want to
> expire after 7 days. But if I understand it correctly, the expiry DB
> is only built or touched on certain events, which ones would that be?
> Adding a message to the folder? Or is it impossible to expire
> messages present BEFORE expire plugin installation?)
> Any hints?
You can use the idxview tool to examine the messages' timestamps. It's 
after hdr.Date:.


LEVAI Daniel
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