[Dovecot] Purging a large folder... anything I need to be careful of?
dave at momentumweb.com
Tue Feb 9 23:42:11 EET 2010
I've got a large message folder (about 40G in 'cur') that I need to
empty to a more reasonable size. Oddly, my Thunderbird e-mail client
only sees about 2.4G of that, and has "looped" a few times. What I mean
is, I thought someone was cleaning the folder out, but Thunderbird
apparently was actually just looping back to 0 every 4 gigs and starting
to count up again Ha. But that's a sidenote. So, since Thunderbird
apparently is not seeing all of the messages, what is the safest way to
delete the files straight from the 'cur' folder? IS that safe? Will I
mess up any of the dovecot indexes in any way??
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