Re: [Evolution] Deleting Old Email

Am Sonntag, den 27.09.2009, 11:47 -0430 schrieb Patrick O'Callaghan:
On Sun, 2009-09-27 at 10:31 -0500, Barbara Tobias wrote:
Is there an easy way to get rid of old email?  I use my email folders
extensively as a substitute for a file cabinet, but don't need to keep
things more than five or six months.  I know that I can sort by date,
select everything older than what I want to keep, delete them, and then
expunge.  I'm just hoping there might be an easier way.

I'm using Evolution 2.26.1 under Ubuntu Linux 9.04.

You could set up a search folder matching everything older than 6
months, then delete and expunge once in a while. Slightly easier but
there's still a manual step. I don't know of any way to script a daemon
within Evo to do this automatically (you could also use filters, but
they only fire on new messages).

Well, I tried this first, but that search folder would not get updated
properly, when new mails arrived. See issue 565363 at
I now use saved searches, and use that search filter on a folder that I
want to expunge old mails in, e.g. the folder for mailing list stuff and
the one for newsletters. Then, I simply use the search, hit Ctrl-A to
select all mails found and hit <delete> to put them in the junk folder.


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