Deleting Large Email History

AdamC
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Deleting Large Email History

Postby AdamC » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:24 am

I've got a mailbox that's over 7GB on the server and would like to delete emails older than 90 days.

If I delete it on the server, will IMAP synchronise the delete on Outlook, iPhones etc?

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Re: Deleting Large Email History

Postby MailEnable-Ian » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:59 am

Hi,

If you delete the .MAI files (messages) manually in the mailbox folder you need to then place a _change.dty file in the folder so that the _index.xml file is updated otherwise the IMAP clients will not synchronize the deletions. The _change.dty file is simply an empty text file you can create in Windows Notepad. Just save the file as: _change.dty
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