Quarantine Clean Up

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Sep 30 19:25:43 IST 2004

At 19:18 30/09/2004, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>Are there any "best practices" regarding cleaning out the quarantine area?
>I have stuff from April forward in there and feel the need to do some
>house cleaning.

There is already a "clean.quarantine" script that I supply with
MailScanner. If you are using the RPM distributions, then you will find it
is already in your /etc/cron.daily directory. However, I ship it disabled.
If you edit it (it's just a text file) you will find a couple of obvious
definitions at the top. One disables the script, the other sets the
lifetime of the quarantine.

Set those 2 values appropriately, and you're away. Most people keep
quarantine for a month or so.
Julian Field
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