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       mail-expire — program to extract outdated messages from mbox files


       mail-expire  AGE FILE  [FILES...]


       mail-expire  is  a  small tool whose only purpose is to help on keeping
       the size of multiple mailboxes as small as needed (by  moving  outdated

       The  old  messages are compressed with gzip and stored in the file with
       the name <MBOXNAME>.<MONTH>_<YEAR>.gz.


       -u        If an existing archive file with  the  expected  filename  is
                 found,  another  filename  is  to  be  choosen.  For example:

       -t DIR    Specify a different  target  directory  for  storing  expired
                 mailbox files. Default is the current directory.

       --delete  Drop  the  old  messages.  No backup will be made, be careful
                 with this option.


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