Sunday, October 08, 2006

Delete All Email Using MUTT, Through SSH

Delete All Email Using MUTT, Through SSH

Since I login through SSH frequently, I use the MUTT email client to check email generated through automated scripts, logs etc. There were 40,000 emails that needed to be deleted quickly. I've been unable to find a "select all" option.

The solution involves, pressing the SHIFT and t key simultaneously. This will bring up the "tag messages matching feature". Enter the match that is common with all the emails. Eg: / and hit enter. (this will flag all the matching email with a *)

shift + t
Tag messages matching: /



The $ key will sync mutt - deleted emails will be purged, mailbox updated etc.

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