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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Over time, people tend to accumulate a large number of messages in various email accounts, most of which they never bother with again. The problem is particularly acute for administrator accounts that receive routine notifications of events that are viewed, if at all, no more than once. The archivemail tool lets you easily archive these old messages and thereby free up some disk space and improve your mail client's performance.
Archivemail is available from the software repositories for most distribution, and you can also install it from the source tarball. If you visit the archivemail Web site, you'll notice is the most recent version, archivemail-0.7.2, is a year old, but the project is by no means dead. A version with new features, bug fixes, and cleaner code is in the works, according to the developers.
Archivemail supports IMAP, mbox, MH, and Maildir format mailboxes. You need to know the exact path of your mailbox to work with archivemail.