[Mimedefang] temp files need cleaning up

Kelson Vibber kelson at speed.net
Wed Nov 12 18:42:20 EST 2003

At 02:23 PM 11/12/2003, Charles Mount wrote:
>I found a huge number of directories like

Those aren't temp files, those are quarantined messages or message parts 
(qdir = quarantine dir).  MIMEDefang assumes that you'll want to look 
through them at a later date, and so it leaves them around.

Someone posted a script a while back that would clean up anything older 
than a certain age.  Another suggestion was to use tmpwatch on 

Another solution, of course, is to discard messages and drop parts instead 
of quarantining them (if you *really* trust your filter not to drop 
anything important).

Note also that newer versions of MD use a different default location for 
quarantined messages.

Kelson Vibber
SpeedGate Communications <www.speed.net> 

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