[Dovecot] deleting duplicate mail?

Joseph Tam jtam.home at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 22:10:42 EET 2013

On Mon, 14 Jan 2013, joakim at verona.se writes:

> Due to a misstake I got many duplicate emails in my inbox folder.

Ironic mispeling.

> They are stored in maildir format, so my initial thought was do simply
> md5sum the mail files and remove the duplicates. This doesnt work
> because the mails has differinf uids. Any other hints?

If the UIDs are just headers, why don't you simply checksum without them:

 	sed -e '/^Whatever-header:/d' < $file | md5sum
 	grep -Ev '^Whatever-header:' < $file | md5sum

Joseph Tam <jtam.home at gmail.com>

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