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Email Aging - Blackberry, iPhone, Android, oh my!

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by tvcnet, Jan 21, 2011.

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Bring back Email Aging (delete email after x days in cpanel)

  1. Yes. We really need email aging as an option

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  2. No. I see no need for email aging

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  1. tvcnet

    tvcnet Well-Known Member
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    Hi folk,
    Years back there used to be an email aging feature.

    I'm thinking it's about time some sort of option within cpanel to allow for email aging be brought back.

    As more people are using their smart phones, email is being left to back up on server.

    First there is the potential for exceeding the number of inodes (particularly on VPS's) when you have lots of clients reaching 100,000 email messages in their inbox.

    Second because many now only check email with their blackberry's for example (which does not have a way to set the "save on server option for x days" option) complaints are beginning to crop up from customers when their email checking process starts to slow down.
    "Ahh, sorry, it appears you have over 120,000 messages in your inbox..."

    I'm starting to get a lot more complaints from Blackberry, iPhone, and Android users. I can't imagine this it's just us.

    Can we have some consensus on this?
     
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  2. Vinayak

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    You can write a script to delete emails older than X number of day.

    Or it can be developed as a cPanel plugin, for each client to control it themselves.
     
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    Agreed, though on a shared server it needs to be a user choice (like auto delete spamassassin spambox).

    So the script to delete is not terribly useful on a shared server for this reason (as many may wish to keep their email for shorter or longer periods).
     
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    Currently we use a simple script to do that, runs as cron daily, client just has to contact us to change the number of days.

    One line per client, though giving the control to client in their cPanel is a good idea.
     
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