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Purge the Default User E-Mail Account

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by MZmuda, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. MZmuda

    MZmuda Active Member

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    Does anyone know a way to purge the Default User's e-mail account?

    I have a default e-mail account which I've NEVER checked for over 2.5 years. The account now has anywhere from 257607 - 412825 emails in it taking up over 5 gigs (!) Normally, what I'd do is go into Horde and delete 1000 e-mails at a time (despite this taking forever,) but with that many e-mails, Horde responds with a page not found error simply because my browser's timing out when I click on the inbox. (with 200k-400k messages, can you blame it?)

    Is there any way that I can totally purge this email box? (This should teach me to set up :blackhole: routing!) :)

    Thanks -

    Mike Z.
     
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    Definitely get cmm at configserver.com. While you're at it install the firewall, explorer and mail queue. You won't regret a single second of time you spent on this.

    After you are done installing and you see the VAST improvement in your servers security and your ability to manage mail queues and boxes you need to PayPal some money over to the ConfigServer folks as we need to support them.

    Believe me, after you are done installing and configuring these 4 products you will feel like sending money to them!

    Chris
     
  4. MZmuda

    MZmuda Active Member

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    WHOO HOO!!!

    Wow! Sunray! That did the TRICK! QUICK, EASY, and AWESOME!!!

    (I used that application (Chirpy's) that you sent the link to - WOW! This should be included on ALL Cpanel / WHM installs!

    AWESOME!!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

    (thanks!)

    :)

    It worked, and now my system's happy again!

    - Z
     
  5. patagonia

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    Aplausos para Chirpy

    Esto es realmente bueno y funciona.
    ¡Aplausos para Chirpy!
    y Gracias.
     
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    When I try to run this I get the following error:

    root@ [/home/user/mail/new]# rm * -f
    -bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long


    Any ideas?
     
  7. MZmuda

    MZmuda Active Member

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    My knowledge of *nix is VERY limited, but try this:

    rm -f *

    (reversing the "*" and the "-f".)

    Let me know if that works for ya.

    - Z

     
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