CYR_EXPIRE(8)               System Manager's Manual              CYR_EXPIRE(8)

       cyr_expire - expire messages and duplicate delivery database entries

       cyr_expire [ -C config-file ] -E expire-days [ -X expunge-days ] [ -v ]

       Cyr_expire is used to expire messages and duplicate delivery database
       entries.  Cyr_expire also cleanses mailboxes of partially expunged
       messages (when using the "delayed" expunge mode).  The expiration of
       messages is controlled by the /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/expire mailbox
       annotation which specifies the age (in days) of messages in the given
       mailbox that should be deleted.  Any duplicate delivery database
       entries which correspond to the mailbox are also deleted at the same

       The value of the /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/expire annotation is inherited
       by all children of the given mailbox, so an entire mailbox tree can be
       expired by seting a single annotation on the root of that tree.  If a
       mailbox does not have a /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/expire annotation set
       on it (or does not inherit one), then no messages are expired from the

       Cyr_expire reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5)
       file unless specified otherwise by -C.

       -C config-file
              Read configuration options from config-file.

       -E expire-days
              Prune the duplicate database of entries older than expire-days.
              This value is only used for entries which do not have a
              corresponding /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/expire mailbox annotation.

       -X expunge-days
              Expunge previously deleted messages older than expunge-days
              (when using the "delayed" expunge mode).  The default is 0
              (zero) days, which will expunge all previously deleted messages.

       -v     Enable verbose output.


       imapd.conf(5), cyrus-master(8)

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