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Month: October 2020

[trinity-users] Re: yuge problem!!

From: Gene Heskett via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:51:26 -0400
On Wednesday 14 October 2020 03:06:30 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:

> Anno domini 2020 Wed, 14 Oct 01:20:13 -0400
>  Gene Heskett via tde-users scripsit:
> > 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.
> >
> > but!!!!!
> >
> > 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
> > that.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Help!
> >
> > Thanks for any rescue. I tried making .fetchmailrc use /dev/null for
> > an mta but thats a fetchmail killer error.
> >
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> you can create a kmail filter that uses regex or a pipes the mail
> through a script
> nik

Amazingly, to me anyway, since duplicate removal didn't work while 
fetchmail was busily feeding 26545 old msgs into the hopper, but once 
that was finished the remove dups function seems to be working.  So its 
not quite the disaster I thought it was going to be. I did enable the 
total count visibility, and the debian list count will exceed the 
trouble point of a 32 bit signed value before the year is spent, but the 
rest look as if they'll survive till New Years day.  OTOH if Slavek has 
found and fixed that buglet. yay!!!!!

Stay safe and well everybody.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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