Empty trash folder automatically

How to disable delete emails from trash after 7 days ?

Ans : Empty trash folder automatically. Sometimes  Problems arise when clients E mail accounts run out of its quota, even tough the In-boxes kept empty, they somehow forget to clean the Trash boxes too. After checking it is found that, all the E mails were left in the E mail accounts Trash box.

So to delete the message from the Trash folder periodically without login to any of E mail accounts, is best way on Shared servers.

If you want to set purge ( automatically delete) E mails from Trash folder of all the E mail account on server, follow these instructions.

Login to your Server through SSH with Root privileges, then check for IMAP configuration file ” /usr/lib/courier-imap/etc/imapd ”

This configuration file sets various options for the Courier-IMAP server.

Edit the file with your favrate editor

vi /usr/lib/courier-imap/etc/imapd

Now search for the string “ IMAP_EMPTYTRASH

The following setting is optional, and causes messages from the given folder to be automatically deleted after the given number of days.
IMAP_EMPTYTRASH  is a comma-separated list of folder:days.



This would delete messages from the Trash folder (presumably deleted e mail) after 7 days. This is a global setting that is applied to every E mail account, and is probably useful in a controlled, corporate environment.

You can change the days from 7 to anything as per your requirement.

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Vishwajit Kale
Vishwajit Kale blazed onto the digital marketing scene back in 2015 and is the digital marketing strategist of Hostripples, a company that aims to provide affordable web hosting solutions. Vishwajit is experienced in digital and content marketing along with SEO. He's fond of writing technology blogs, traveling and reading.
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