archivemail For Mac Publisher's description
from archivemail Team
archivemail is a tool for archiving and compressing old email in mailboxes.
archivemail is a tool for archiving and compressing old email in mailboxes. It moves messages older than the specified number of days to a separate mbox format mailbox that is compressed with gzip. It can also just delete old email rather than archive it.
* Supports archiving IMAP, mbox, MH and Maildir format mailboxes.
* Old mail can be either archived or just deleted.
* The age in days that is considered old is configurable вЂ“ it defaults to 180 days. You can also set an absolute limit date.
* Messages that are flagged important are not archived or deleted unless explicitely requested.
* Can be configured to preserve unread mail.
* Can be configured to only archive messages over a given byte size.
* Stores the compressed archive mailboxes in a directory of your choice, with an extension of your choice.
* Easy read-only testing, not touching your valuable data.
* Supports IMAPS/SSL.
* When archiving IMAP mailboxes, the message selection can be refined by extending the underlying IMAP SEARCH command with arbitrary search keys (you will have to cope with the raw IMAP protocol, though).
What's New in This Release:В· Removed the feature to setuid to the mailbox owners when run as root.
В· This was a bad idea; it's really hard to do safely, if at all possible.
В· Obsoletes: patch #2783134.
В· New option --archive-name, or short -a, to hard-code an archive filename.
В· Like the --suffix and --prefix options, it is expanded with strftime().
В· This option conflicts with archiving multiple mailboxes. Closes: feature
В· request #1306538.
В· New option --prefix, or short -p, to specify an archive name prefix. Like
В· a suffix specified with the --suffix option, the prefix is expanded with
В· strftime(). Specifying this option disables the default archive name
В· suffix. Obsoletes: feature request #604281. (Thanks Serafeim Zanikolas
В· for an initial patch)
В· New option --all to archive all messages in a mailbox. Closes: #1764846.
В· archivemail now expands wildcards in IMAP mailbox names. For example, the
В· url imaps://user@server/foo/* will expand to all subfolders of foo.
В· Closes: feature request #1978540. Obsoletes: patch #1918937.
System Requirements:В· Python 2.3 or later
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall