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'Archmbox' parses regular BSD mailbox files and archives all messages older than a specified date. The date to identify if a message is old or not is specified with either a standard iso format date (yyy-mm-dd) or an offset in days. The program supports regular expression based archiving rules as well as recursion. Archmbox can also be used on a whole tree of mailboxes.


Download version 4.9.0 (stable)
released on 23 March 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey20 June 2002

Leaders and contributors

Alessandro Dotti Contra Maintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Support Mailing List Info/Archive
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Support E-mail
Help Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use fuser
Required to use cat
Required to use mv
Weak prerequisite bzip2 (for bzip compression)
Required to use rm
Weak prerequisite mbxcvt or mailutil (for mbx mailboxes support)
Required to use gzip/gunzip
Required to use cp

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 September 2009.


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