[Alpine-info] Identifying msgs with same ID
Mirko Hessel-von Molo
mirkoh at upb.de
Fri Jan 28 01:03:10 PST 2011
On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, Mirko Hessel-von Molo wrote:
> > Dear Alpinists,
> > is there an intelligent way of using alpine to identify messages with the
> > same MSGID in different folders?
> > E. g. if I have a folder "FooBar" and a folder "Foo", and I suspect that
> > "Foo" contains a subset of the mails in "FooBar", how could I figure that
> > out without comparing every single one? One possibility I thought of was
> > to copy the mails of both folders into a third one to see which ones are
> > double - is there a way to do that? Possibly even to select the double
> > ones for expunging?
> Not within alpine, but this is a fairly trivial exercise in perl by comparing
> the messageid strings.
I've done first steps in perl, but no larger projects yet, and
particularly no imap server interaction. I note there are plenty of IMAP
modules in CPAN. How would you start to do such a thing?
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