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root mail file filling fast (solaris 2.x)

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the local root mail file fills rapidly with informational messages from scripts and monitoring products. I need to automatically ( Once every 24hrs. ) go thru the file and delete emails that are more than 24hrs. old. I do need to keep emails within 24hr. period. ?
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add following in roots crontab:

59 23 * * * mv /var/spool/mail/root{,`.date +%d%m%y`}
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