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Offline clfry

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Best (fastest) way to delete old filters?
« on: April 25, 2016, 10:17:08 AM »
Over the years I have developed a large collection of filters for my main email account that I was having serious spam issue with at the time. I stopped creating filters a few years ago as Spam Assasin improved, but I have been having problems with receiving wanted emails, probably due to the long list of filters that I created over time. I tried deleting them one-by-one, but after about an hour I barely even made a dent... I'll need to do this for my other addresses too, although they aren't quite as bad.

I'm guessing there has to be a place where they are kept that can be cleaned-out all at once, or some another method, but I can't seem to find it.

It would be really nice if there were check boxes and a "sellect all" option... hear that, LP?

Offline turula2

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Re: Best (fastest) way to delete old filters?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 07:15:26 PM »
Did you ever get a reply to this ?  I'm shocked if you didn't.  I'm pretty sure it's trivial to go into the file system and delete the filters file.  I think it's the filter.yaml file in /.cpanel .  I'm guessing you can edit that file to delete the filters you don't want and keep the one's you need - or just delete the whole thing.  I'm not an expert but one of the techies here should have responded.

Offline clfry

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Re: Best (fastest) way to delete old filters?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 10:37:49 AM »
Did you ever get a reply to this ?  I'm shocked if you didn't.  I'm pretty sure it's trivial to go into the file system and delete the filters file.  I think it's the filter.yaml file in /.cpanel .  I'm guessing you can edit that file to delete the filters you don't want and keep the one's you need - or just delete the whole thing.  I'm not an expert but one of the techies here should have responded.

Nope, crickets. Thanks for the idea, I'll check it out.

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Re: Best (fastest) way to delete old filters?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 12:21:48 PM »
"Nope, crickets...." - crickets ?  what am I missing?

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Re: Best (fastest) way to delete old filters?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 04:30:27 PM »
"Crickets": slang for dead silence (except for the chirping of the crickets).
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