Hi there, I use an application that you can find in /usr/ports/mail/archmbox.
Using it with crontab, you can make it delete you x days old mails from any file in mbox format. I use it in my newsletter mbox, so I don´t have to worry about old mail. 0 2 * * * /usr/local/bin/archmbox -k -o 30 /home/bsdserver/mail/FreeBSD-Questions ´s -- Rafael Mentz Aquino BSDServer - FreeBSD - Servidores - Internet [EMAIL PROTECTED] 51 - 4063 - 6269 51 - 9725 - 4311 ---------- Original Message ----------- From: Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 11:51:31 -0400 Subject: Re: purging old mail > On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 09:45:49AM +0200, > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > Hi all, > > I'm setting up a FreeBSD 5.4 system that need to run unattended for a year > > or more. > > I've noticed that the /var/mail/root file grows a bit over time. > > > > Do I need to configure the system in some way to prevent this file from > > growing indefinately, filling up the /var partition? > > If so - how? > > You could either create a routine to rotate the file - maybe syslogd > could do it. Or, set up an alias to forward the email messages > to another place. These would be log and security messages. You > could forward them to /bin/null, but I think it is bad form to > automatically nuke security messages. > > Note also that /var/log will grow over time. The usual solution > is to use the syslog utility to manage those files so they roll > over at appropriate times and old ones eventually get removed > at some interval you set. > > ////jerry > > > > > Mats Lindberg > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > -- > Esta mensagem foi verificada pelo sistema de antivírus e > acredita-se estar livre de perigo. ------- End of Original Message ------- -- Esta mensagem foi verificada pelo sistema de antivírus e acredita-se estar livre de perigo. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"