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dealing with inbox clutter


You could setup a cronjob to run procmail on your accumulated mail with a different ruleset and sort/delete based on message date.


On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 09:42:13AM -0500, Mike Gorse wrote:
> Hi all,
> I find that my inbox tends to accumulate messages and become bloated over 
> time, and a lot of the email I get is time-specific (ie, about an event 
> that will happen on a certain date or something that needs to be done by a 
> certain date).  So it would be nice if I could make messages expire by a 
> certain date and have them automatically removed from my inbox after that 
> date has passed.  (I don't mean this in a digital rights management sense 
> but something I could set on a message I've received.)  Do any mail 
> clients have a feature that will do this?  I was thinking about trying to 
> set my computer up so that I could, say, forward a message to 
> expire-20040301 and have it go into a file along with a note saying that 
> it should be deleted on the 1st, and then having a cron script that would 
> look through the file and the inbox and delete things that have expired.  
> Of course, I have no idea how difficult this would be (I know practically 
> nothing about configuring sendmail or anything else, but then it seems 
> like it would be a good time to learn.)  Or can anyone suggest an easier 
> way to do it?
> Thanks,
> -- Michael Gorse / AIM:linvortex / --
> A better world is possible!
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