[Dovecot] Question about "extracting" unwanted e-mails from mdbox

Jose Celestino japc at co.sapo.pt
Sun Mar 20 17:15:55 EET 2011

On Dom, 2011-03-20 at 14:31 +0000, Maria Arrea wrote:
> Imagine the following scenario
>  Last Saturday, 3:00 AM a big phishing attack hits our e-mail inboxes. Spamassassin does not mark them as spam, and our 50.000+ users have in their mdbox a very credible phishing attack. What doveadm-fu could I use to delete (or move to spam) that e-mail from each user INBOX (let´s imagine the Subject or a Header is known)?
>  I repeat: already delivered e-mail, how to filter/prune it.

You can use doveadm expunge:


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Try first on a single mailbox, of course.

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