[lug] Virtual Mail User - Large Mailbox Scrubbing
John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Thu Jun 29 16:29:02 MDT 2006
Ryan Fligg wrote:
> I have a bit of a problem that is taking WAY too much time out of my day. I
> have a virtual user who has over 100,000 messages in his mailbox. The
> directory is in maildir format. I cannot simply su to the username and
> launch pine/mutt to delete non important messages. I tried launching
> squirrelmail but there are too many message for it to handle.
> Another developer I work with recommended your list and said to ask about
> using Awk to search and remove message from the maildir store. I would like
> to start by removing all messages that have "Undeliverable" in the subject
> heading. I was trying to make my way through grep to do this but was not
> getting far. If anyone has any ideas, they would be much appreciated.
formail + procmail might be a good combination for this job.
~/.procmailrc would contain something like this:
formail -s procmail < oldmaildir
| John Hernandez - NOAA Boulder NOC - 303-497-6392
| Mailstop R/OM62. 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305
| PGP Public Key ID: 586A7E23
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