[Dovecot] Doveadm

Alex Baule alexwbaule at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 20:21:47 EET 2010

I will create a schedule to expurge older emails than a date, like 3, 6

Maybe i will create a application that makes a pipe to doveadm and call it
to do the job.

2010/11/18 Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi>

> On Thu, 2010-11-18 at 10:08 -0200, Alex Baule wrote:
> > How doveadm purge a email ?
> By "purge" do you actually mean the "doveadm purge" command that works
> only for multi-dbox? Or I'm guessing more likely you mean "doveadm
> expunge"?
> > It's search using the index or scan every directory and open the email to
> > match the search criteria ?
> This doesn't have much to do with expunging, or even doveadm really.
> It's done the same way for all doveadm's mail commands (search, fetch,
> expunge, altmove, etc.) The actual search code is also the same as used
> So, yeah, it'll use indexes as best as it can, but if you try to search
> based on something that's not in index/cache file (like message body),
> it'll have to open the mails.

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