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


       ipurge - delete mail from IMAP mailbox or partition based on age or

       ipurge [ -f ] [ -C config-file ] [ -x ] [ -X ] [ -i ] [ -s ] [ -o ]
              [ -d days | -b bytes | -k Kbytes | -m Mbytes ]
              [ mailbox-pattern...  ]

       Ipurge deletes messages from the mailbox(es) specified by mailbox-
       pattern that are older or larger than specified by the -d, -b, -k or -m
       options.  If no mailbox-pattern is given, ipurge works on all
       mailboxes.  If the -x option is given, the message age and size MUST
       match exactly those specified by -d, -b, -k or -m.  The are no default
       values, and at least one of -d, -b, -k or -m MUST be specified.

       Ipurge by default only deletes mail below shared folders, which means
       that mails in mailbox(es) below INBOX.* and user.* stay untouched. Use
       the option -f to also delete mail in mailbox(es) below these folders.

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

       -f     Force deletion of mail in all mailboxes.

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

       -d days
              Age of message in days.

       -b bytes
              Size of message in bytes.

       -k Kbytes
              Size of message in Kbytes (2^10 bytes).

       -m Mbytes
              Size of message in Mbytes (2^20 bytes).

       -x     Perform an exact match on age or size (instead of older or

       -X     Use delivery time instead of Date: header for date matches

       -i     Invert match logic: -x means not equal, date is for newer, size
              is for smaller

       -s     Skip over messages that have the \Flagged flag set.

       -o     Only purge messages that have the \Deleted flag set.


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