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SOLVED Delete incoming emails everyday using a Cron

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Ruzeen, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Ruzeen

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    Hi everyone,

    I have forwarded mails to my Gmail account but I don't want any emails to be retained on the server. And I can't delete the mail account and just use the forwarder because I need the SMTP info to reply from Gmail.

    Is it possible to delete all incoming emails from a particular mail account everyday, using a cron job? Does anyone know how I can achieve this?

    Or is there a better way to go about this?

    Much thanks!
     
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    Howdy,

    You've got 2 options I can think of in this insomnia:

    1. Make the output of the crontab go away. Add the > /dev/null to the end of the command and it should shut its trap. An example:
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    * * * * *        /usr/local/sbin/mycommand.sh > /dev/null
    2. Remove the mail address it's pointing to. Delete or set a dev/null account for the MAILTO= line in the crontab.

    Thanks!
     
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