mail-expire - Utility to extract outdated messages from mbox files

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: mail-expire
Package version: 0.7
Package release:
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 56 B
Download size: 6.57 KB
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mail-expire is a small and fast script that scans mbox files for messages that are older than given maximum age and moves them to another (compressed) mailbox file or just deletes them.



    Binary package: mail-expire_0.7_all.deb
    Source package: mail-expire

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install mail-expire deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install mail-expire


    • /usr/bin/mail-expire
    • /usr/share/doc/mail-expire/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mail-expire/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mail-expire.1.gz


    2007-02-25 - Eduard Bloch <> mail-expire (0.7) unstable; urgency=high * Consider the alternative object identification to make sure Mail::Mbox::MessageParser::Perl is created correctly which changed with libmail-mbox-messageparser-perl (1.4005-2) or so

    2005-11-23 - Eduard Bloch <> mail-expire (0.6) unstable; urgency=low * making code more robust: using Getopt for arguments, Mail::Mbox::MessageParser for input reading, and "strict" * diff size calculation removed, was incorrect anyways * various updates, Standards-Version, debhelper level

    2005-03-29 - Eduard Bloch <> mail-expire (0.5) unstable; urgency=low * Woot, I did really not expect to need to change anything on this package before the Sarge release... * s/utility which/tool whose/ in the manpage, closes: #279274 * workaround for a possible failure in a case which is very unlikely to happen (missing date in the initial line), closes: #300895 * cosmetic changes in debian/control and debian/copyright

    2002-09-27 - Eduard Bloch <> mail-expire (0.4) unstable; urgency=low * updated manpage, now enough... closes: #159566 * catch the undefined output of Date calculation, closes: #162484

    2002-09-04 - Eduard Bloch <> mail-expire (0.3) unstable; urgency=low * Option to drop old messages and new target dir (closes: #159566). Rewrote the option parser. * Description improvement (closes: #159341)

    2002-08-16 - Eduard Bloch <> mail-expire (0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Release.