[Dovecot] How to purge mailboxes manually [dovecot_1.2.15]

Dennis Guhl dg at dguhl.org
Fri Apr 15 17:31:32 EEST 2011

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 03:26:16PM -0300, Emilio Nacelle wrote:
> Hi,


> Due to some kind of problem the mails that are set for delete in the
> mail client are not being deleted in the
> mailbox (if we check the mbox the mails are marked to be purged).
> Unless the owner uses something lowlevel shell mail client like pine
> to do the purge, the mails start to pile filling the account.

Your users need to tell thier MUAs to expunge the emails.

> Is this some known bug with a fix, or is there some routine we can
> run as admins to actually purged the mails set for deletion?

This is no bug and no job for admins.



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