Mail re-filterer

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Mon Aug 27 13:20:45 MDT 2007

On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 12:45:56PM -0600, Hans Fugal wrote:
> There must be a program out there that does this, but I'm having a hard
> time finding anything appropriate.
> I want to filter a local mailbox (mbox or maildir would be fine) and
> spit out mbox on stdout, with only the messages that match some filter.
> An example might be, only messages more recent than 24 hours ago.
> Can procmail be wrangled into this sort of bulk processing? Is there something
> else out there to do this? It seems like an immensely helpful thing to
> have.

"Grepmail searches a normal or compressed mailbox for a given regular
expression, and returns those emails that match it. Piped input is
allowed, and date and size restrictions are supported, as are searches
using logical operators."

It is available in Fedora, so likely for debian disties as well.



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