doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path]
       doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path] -A
       doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path] -u user

       The  doveadm  purge  command  is  used to remove all messages with ref-
       count=0 from a user's mail storage.   The  refcount  of  a  message  is
       decreased  to  0  when  the  user  (or some administration utility) has
       expunged all instances of a message from all mailboxes.

       In the first form, doveadm(1) will perform the  purge  action  for  the
       currently logged in user.

       In the second form, the command will be executed for all users

       In the last form, only messages of the given user(s) will be purged.

       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 *
              When neither the -A option nor -u user was specified,  the  com-
              mand  will  be  executed  with  the environment of the currently

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