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       dbmail-util - maintains the integrity and cleanliness of the DBMail


       dbmail-util [-actubpds] [-l time] [-yn] [-qvVh] [-f configFile]


       The dbmail-util program does a global database cleanup and integrity
       check. All messages that are set for deletion will be marked for final
       deletion (status 3). All message that are marked for final deletion
       will be cleared from the database. The integrity check will check for
       unconnected messageblocks, unconnected messages and unconnected

       By default, the checks run in a read-only mode, possibly prompting to
       make changes. Pass the -n option to respond no to any prompts. Pass the
       -y option to make read-write changes, responding yes to any prompts.

       As DBMail matures and new features are added, additional check modes
       will be added. In addition, more prompts may be added for different
       situations where changes need to be committed to the database. We
       recommend using the -a option to run all checks and using the -n and -y
       options if you expect no prompts.


          Perform all checks listed below. This option will be kept up-to-date
          with additional checks available in future versions.

          Clean up unlinked message entries.

          Test for message integrity.

          Null message check.

          Check and rebuild the body/header/envelope cache tables.

          Purge messages with DELETE status. To purge messages currently
          marked \Deleted, run with the -pd options twice. This is not
          recommended; it is better to leave a grace period for old messages
          before permanently wiping them from the database.

          Set DELETE status for messages flagged \Deleted by IMAP or POP3.

          Remove dangling/invalid aliases and forwards.

       -r time
          Clear the reply cache used for autoreplies and Sieve vacations. The
          time is specified as <hours>h<minutes>m (don’t include the angle
          brackets, though!).

       -l time
          Clear the IP log used for IMAP/POP-before-SMTP. The time is
          specified as <hours>h<minutes>m (don’t include the angle brackets,

          Show the intended repairs without making any changes, i.e. no to

          Perform all repair actions , i.e. yes to all.

          Enter an interactive user management console in some future version
          where this feature is implemented. It is not currently available.


       -f configfile
          Specify an alternate config file. The utilities are currently
          hardcoded to use /etc/dbmail.conf for their configs, and will halt
          if the config file cannot be found. Use the -f configfile option to
          specify your system’s preferred config file location.

          Quietly skip interactive prompts and helpful status messages which
          would otherwise be printed to stdout. Use two -q’s to silence errors
          which would otherwise be printed to stderr.

          Operate verbosely. Some of the utilities in the DBMail suite can
          take two -v’s for extra verbosity. Those which don’t understand this
          convention won’t complain about having the extra -v and will simply
          operate at their normal verbosity.

          Show the version and copyright, then exit.

          Show a brief summary of options, then exit.


       Returns 3 when errors are found but could not be fixed due to failure,
       2 when errors are found but -y was not provided or -n was provided, 1
       when errors are found and fixed successfully, 0 when no errors are


       After upgrading from DBMail 2.0, run this command to populate the cache

       dbmail-util -by

       To set all messages flagged \Deleted to the DELETE status, and to
       permanently purge all messages previously set to DELETE status:

       dbmail-util -dpy

       To get a listing of the changes that would be performed for all

       dbmail-util -an

       To remove all IP log entries more than three days old:

       dbmail-util -l 72h -y


       If you experience inexplicable problems with DBMail, please report the
       issue to the [1]DBMail Bug Tracker.


       DBMail and its components are distributed under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License. Copyrights are held variously by the authors
       listed below.


       DBMail is a collaborative effort among the core developers listed below
       and the tremendous help of the testers, patchers and bug hunters listed
       in the AUTHORS and THANKS files found in the DBMail source

          Eelco van Beek      Aaron Stone            Paul J Stevens
          Roel Rozendaal      Open Source Engineer   NFG Net Facilities Group BV
          Ilja Booij          Palo Alto, CA USA
          Koningsweg 4
          3582 GE Utrecht


       1. DBMail Bug Tracker