Dan Jacobson <jida...@jidanni.org> wrote:
> X-Debbugs-Cc: charlesc-getmail-b...@pyropus.ca
> Package: getmail4
> Version: 4.53.0-1
> Severity: wishlist
> The only place oldmail files are mentioned is
> file:///usr/share/doc/getmail4/faq.html#faq-about-upgrade
> Please add another FAQ: "Do the oldmail files just grow and grow? When can I
> safely trim/remove them?"

I've added such a FAQ to online docs on my website.  It will be included in
the docs in the next release of getmail.

In short: no, you can never safely trim them.  You can remove them only if you
never want to retrieve mail from the corresponding POP/IMAP account or folder
again.  The files are absolutely tiny by any modern standard, so there will
never, ever be a need to "trim" them.

Charles Cazabon                              <charl...@pyropus.ca>
Software, consulting, and services available at http://pyropus.ca/

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