Delete/Archive easily old mails using find.

find . -path ".*/cur/*" -type f ! -newermt "1 week ago" -delete
This can be used to delete or archive old mails. In fact, for archiving its a bit different, you need to archive mails with any tools (e.g archivemail), and then deleting (if you want!). Here we use -path ".*/cur/*" to avoid files limit in bash globbing and to search in any inbox (e.g .mymail .spam .whatever). ! -newermt "1 week ago" can be read: All files which is older than "1 week ago", adapt it in consequence.
Sample Output
cd /home/alice/Maildir
find . -path ".*/cur/*" -type f ! -newermt "1 week ago" -delete

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By: evolix
2012-03-05 15:48:21

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