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Zimbra - Delete a message by subject from all email accounts in a file
#!/bin/bash
# rm_message.sh user@domain.com subject
# create temp_file prior to calling this zmprov -l gaa | grep domain.com > /tmp/temp_email
if [ -z "$2" ]; then
echo "usage: rm_message.sh user@domain.com <subject>"
exit 0
else
addr=$1
subject=$2
for acct in `cat /tmp/temp_email` ; do
echo "Searching $acct for Subject: $subject"
for msg in `/opt/zimbra/bin/zmmailbox -z -m "$acct" s -l 999 -t message "from:$addr subject:$subject"|awk '{ if (NR!=1) {print}}' | grep -v -e Id -e "-" -e "^$" | awk '{ print $2 }'`
do
echo "Removing "$msg" from "$acct""
/opt/zimbra/bin/zmmailbox -z -m $acct dm $msg
done
done
fi
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jigzstar commented Sep 10, 2013

Updated a script found on the zimbra wiki for task, think it's a handy thing to have.

!/bin/bash

rm_message.sh user@domain.com subject

"get message subject :" zmmailbox -z -m user@domain.com s -t message -l 50 "in:inbox date:mm/dd/yyyy"

create temp_file prior to calling this zmprov -l gaa | grep domain.com > /tmp/temp_email

if [ -z "$2" ]; then
echo "usage: rm_message.sh user@domain.com "
exit 0
else
addr=$1
subject=$2
for acct in cat /tmp/temp_email ; do
echo "Searching $acct for Subject: $subject"
for msg in zmmailbox -z -m "$acct" s -l 999 -t message "subject:$subject"|awk '{ if (NR!=1) {print}}' | grep -v -e Id -e "-" -e "^$" | awk '{ print $2 }'
do
echo "Removing "$msg" from "$acct""
zmmailbox -z -m $acct dm $msg
done
done
fi

fokker1984 commented May 3, 2017

This is what working for my zimbra Release 8.5.0.GA.3042

/opt/zimbra/bin/zmmailbox -z -m "bima@yourdomail.com" s -l 999 -t message "from:$addr "|awk '{ if (NR!=1) {print}}'|grep -v -e Id -e " -----" -e "^$" | awk '{ print $2 }'

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