[Alpine-info] Alpine - multiple accounts: Age Interval syntax,
retaining flagged messages, sending with AOL?
jrjfreer at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 14:11:47 PDT 2011
On 7 October 2011 23:15, Matt Ackeret <mattack at apple.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Oct 2011, James Freer wrote:
>>a] In Thunderbird and Seamonkey for 'lists' it is useful to be able to
>>set an auto delete i.e. delete messages after say 90 days. Reading on
>>the UW website the command for Alpine is Age Interval (min, max) - i'd
>>assume to enter in the .pinerc under patterns... about line 500
>>patterns-other ? i'm not sure on the syntax required. Together with
>>auto delete it is useful to be able to flag messages for retaining.
>>I'm sure both are possible but i'm not sure how.
> I'd guess that you'd set a filter to mark as deleted if older than 90 days..
> but do not do it if ther is ALSO a keyword.. and you'd add that keyword
> to the ones you wanted to save.
Thanks for the reply. I've done it but it was a little disappointing
on the speed side. I realised there would be a delay with sorting but
it is so slow it's barely worth trying. In the past i've flagged
[starred] important messages and then selected unflagged and deleted
manually - that seems the best way all things considered.
unless anyone has any bright ideas!
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