[Dovecot] Dovecot 2.0 - expire with flat file?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Jul 30 17:33:10 EEST 2010

On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 12:08 +0200, Pascal Volk wrote:
> On 07/30/2010 12:01 PM Bernd Schmelter wrote:
> > I`m using  Dovecot 2.0  with only one lokal user, so it`s imho overkill to use mysql.
> > plugin quota with flat file running fine.
> > 
> > It's possible expire also running with flat file? What's syntax in dovecot.conf (expire
> > = file:??? and expire_dict?)
> I've never used the expire plugin. But if you want to remove only old
> mails from single account, I'd recommend a cronjob, which executes
> doveadm expunge ….
> See http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Tools/Doveadm/Expunge

Yeah, with a single user there's absolutely no point in even enabling
expire plugin. It simply optimizes which users are gone through with
doveadm expunge -A. Expire plugin is beginning to make sense only after
you've thousands of users.

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