On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, Dragoncrest wrote:
>       Hi all.  Is there a simple way to remove a single email from a mail file
> using an automated script of some kind?  Like combining grep with some
> other stuff like that?  I'm looking for ideas to get rid of rogue
> emails.  The other couple haven't exactly been a stellar success yet.  Can
> I setup something that will search a mail file, find a given sender, and
> then just nuke the message without hurting the mail file?  Thanks everyone.

I am not sure if you want to work on an existing file, or future mail
files. If it is future mail files then you probably want to use a program
which can stop the mail getting in the file in the first place. If this is
the case look up 'procmail'. It allows you to read a mail and do an action
on it through your .forward file.


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