Ever try putting a scheduled agent in the mail.box database to remove dead mail? It works for a day and then stops working because the scheduler does not recognize it due to the fact that it is an internal database. Because this doesn't work I created an agent to run from a normal database on the server.
This agent will loop through the mail boxes on the server and remove dead mail based on a specified selection formula. I built this selection formula by first creating a view in the mail.box database and putting in the specified formula. Once satisfied I moved this formula into my script code to use as a search string. You can schedule this agent as often as you would like and it should automatically keep your mail boxes clean. You will need to put it in a normal(.nsf) database and not the mail.box database otherwise the scheduler will not recognize it.
Sub Initialize '=============================================================================================== 'Created by Pablo Herman(1stopdomino) on 8-27-2002 '=============================================================================================== 'This agent will loop through the mail boxes on the server and remove dead mail based on a 'specified selection formula I built this selection formula by first creating a view in the 'mail.box database and putting in the specified formula. Once satisfied I moved this formula 'into my script code to use as a search string. You can schedule this agent to run as often 'as you would like and it should automatically keep your mail boxes clean. You will need to 'put it in a normal(.nsf) database and not the mail.box database otherwise the scheduler will 'not recognize it. '===============================================================================================
Dim s As New NotesSession Dim mbox As NotesDatabase Dim dc As NotesDocumentCollection '>>Establish the database list to process Redim dbarray(2) As String dbarray(0) = "mail1.box" dbarray(1) = "mail2.box" dbarray(2) = "mail3.box"
'>>If you only have one mail.box then remark the above 4 lines and unremark the next 2 lines 'Redim dbarray(0) As String 'dbarray(0) = "mail.box" '>>Define search fomula sstring$ = "SELECT FORM = ""NonDelivery Report"" & @Contains(@UpperCase(FailureReason); " & _ """USER ACCOUNT INACTIVE"" : ""NO SUCH USER"" : ""NOT LISTED IN PUBLIC"")"
'>>Loop through all databases and remove documents based on the search formula Forall d In dbarray '>>This can only run on the same server it is scheduled on therefore use we can only use "" Set mbox = s.GetDatabase("", Cstr(d)) If mbox.isopen Then Set dc = mbox.Search(sstring$, Nothing, 0) Print "Found " & dc.count & " documents to delete in " & mbox.filename Call dc.RemoveAll(True) Else Print "Unable to open database " & Cstr(d) End If End Forall End Sub
This was first published in September 2002