doveadm-expunge


SYNOPSIS
       doveadm [-Dv] expunge [-S socket_path] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] expunge [-S socket_path] -A search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] expunge [-S socket_path] -u user search_query

DESCRIPTION
       This  command  can  be  used to expunge mails matching the given search
       query.  It is typically used to expunge old  mails  from  users'  Trash
       and/or  Spam  mailboxes.  To  test  which messages a given search query
       would match, you can use doveadm fetch or doveadm search commands.

       In the first form, doveadm(1) will executed the expunge action with the
       environment of the logged in system user.

       In the second form, the command will be performed for all users.

       In  the  third  form,  only matching mails of the given user(s) will be
       expunged.

OPTIONS
       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       Command specific options:

       -A     If the -A option is present, the command will be  performed  for
              all  users.   Using this option in combination with system users
              from userdb { driver = passwd } is not recommended,  because  it
              contains  also  users  with  a lower UID than the one configured
              with the first_valid_uid setting.

              When the SQL userdb module is used  make  sure  that  the  iter-
              ate_query  setting  in /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext matches
              your database layout.  When using the LDAP userdb  module,  make
              sure  that  the  iterate_attrs  and  iterate_filter  settings in
              /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext match your LDAP schema.  Oth-
              erwise doveadm(1) will be unable to iterate over all users.

       -S socket_path
              The option's argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX
              domain socket, or a hostname and port (hostname:port), in  order
              to connect a remote host via a TCP socket.

              This allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands
              through the given socket.

       -u user/mask
              Run the command only for the given user.  It's also possible  to
              use '*' and '?' wildcards (e.g. -u *@example.org).
              When  neither  the -A option nor -u user was specified, the com-

       doveadm expunge -u jane.doe@example.org mailbox Spam savedbefore 2w

REPORTING BUGS
       Report  bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List
       <dovecot@dovecot.org>.  Information about reporting bugs  is  available
       at: http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

SEE ALSO
       doveadm(1),   doveadm-fetch(1),   doveadm-purge(1),  doveadm-search(1),
       doveadm-search-query(7)



Dovecot v2.0                      2010-11-25                DOVEADM-EXPUNGE(1)
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