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Month: October 2020

[trinity-users] yuge problem!!

From: Gene Heskett via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 01:20:13 -0400
Greetings folks;

I finally figured out how to convert fetchmail into an imap protocol, 
needed because's dovecot email server ignores fetchmails 
expunge of fetched messages, but does allows the imap version to delete 
fetched messages. And I spent several hours with a browser deleting 30 
some k of old messages earlier this week.


My ISP is apparently doing a restore from a very old backup, and is 
feeding fetchmail nearly 27k old messages dating from about 1 march of 
this year that are not being detected by the duplicate removal function 
of kmail.

At the present download rate it will take over a day to catch up to 
current messages and a 2T drive will be about used up, and kmails 
message counters will overflow screwing with my database long before 

How can I cope with this?  I need a script that I can filter this crap 
to /dev/null until the timestamp on the incoming message is later than 
about 23:30 on 10/13/2020.


Thanks for any rescue. I tried making .fetchmailrc use /dev/null for an 
mta but thats a fetchmail killer error.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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