syncing local to remote

Dale Harris rodmur at
Mon Mar 8 19:22:57 GMT 2010

I figured out my problem, actually, it was stupid.  I needed to make
corresponding folders on the Exchange side, and actually make sure I
was using Maildir formatted mail boxes on the local.  So just stupid
user errors, everything appears to be working now.

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Dominic LoBue <dom.lobue at> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Dale Harris <rodmur at> wrote:
>> So I was thinking that offlineimap could do some syncing from local to
>> remove. And I do see that when I delete messages locally they are
>> deleted on the remote.  However, if I move messages from my INBOX to a
>> different folder, I don't see those messages copied back up to remote
>> server in that folder. Am I missing something?
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> Dale,
> OfflineIMAP isn't uploading your messages because of the special
> filenames that are used. I'm not 100% sure why OfflineIMAP does this,
> but I do know a way around it: mangle your messages filenames.
> Here's how I do it:
> -First move the mail you wish OfflineIMAP to upload into a new directory.
> -cd into the directory where the mail was moved.
> -run the command: shopt -s extglob; for i in *; do mv "${i}"
> "${i//,FMD5=+([^:])}"; done
> -move the now-renamed mail into the folder OfflineIMAP is watching for
> uploading.
> This assumes you're running bash as your shell though.
> --
> Dominic LoBue

Dale Harris
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