Re: [Evolution] Auto-expiring folders

On Di, 2005-01-25 at 19:02 +0100, Nils Holland wrote:
What I'd really like to have is this: In KDE's KMail (which I used a
long time ago, before I switched to Evolution), you can set messages in
your mail folders to auto-expire. That is especially useful for folders
holding mailing lists: Just define that for your mailing-list folder,
messages older than a month should automatically be deleted whenever you
"purge" your mail folder. Now either manually purge the folder, or set
the program up so that it automatically does this every time it is
closed, and there you go: All messages that are older than the age you
specified automatically get deleted (ideally, there would be an option
on a message-by-message basis to exclude important or otherwise
interesting messages from being automatically removed, but I can't
remember if KMail has a feature like that).

I haven't found any "native" support for a feature like this in
Evolution - I can only imagine that it might be possible to do this
using normal mail-filters (on the other hand, these can not be applied
to whole folders natively, but only to (an) individual message(s),

hi nils,

well, you could set up a "date received | is before | a time relative to
the current time" incoming filter and apply it manually, but be aware if
you have enabled automatically applying of filters to incoming mails,
that mails sent by people with very wrong dates on their windows
machines (hehe ;-) will also directly go into trash.
setting up filters that *only* apply manually is not supported yet
<>. :-/


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