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 

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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.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
> > 
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