Mail archiving

James McNeill james at
Thu Sep 5 15:48:16 EST 2002

this isn't a complete solution, but...
I have exim running as my MTA. I use a command along the lines of 'save
~/archivemail/$Subject$Tod' in my ~/.forward file. this just tells exim to
save a copy of every e-mail i get into an archive folder at time of
delivery. Mail older than 3 months can then be discarded, as it has already
been archived. I've no doubt that sendmail would have a similar feature.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Martijn van Oosterhout" <kleptog at>
To: "CLUG List" <linux at>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 2:25 PM
Subject: Mail archiving

| Hi,
| As everyone knows, mutt doesn't handle large mailboxes very well (at least
| not in mbox format). What I would like to do is to automatically move mail
| older than 3 months to another folder. While this is possible in mutt by
| typing the right commands, does anyone know a non-interactive way of doing
| it?
| --
| Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at>
| > There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
| > arithmetic and those that can't.

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