Current users with gmail?

Rupert Swarbrick rswarbrick at
Wed Oct 20 09:08:26 BST 2010

Thomas Kahle <tom111 at> writes:
> Hi,
> On 08:55 Wed 20 Oct     , Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>> So I've sent two users a relatively large email (almost 10 MB, one mp3
>> and one wma attachment).
> I found the email in my mailbox this morning, no issues.  I guess
> everything went just fine.  A bit about my setup: I'm on python 2.6.
> I'm running offlineimap through a cron job that tests for an internet
> connection and other instances of offlineimap an then checks the last
> running time.  If the last running time is less than 30 Minutes ago it
> will do a full sync, otherwise just inboxes.  When running the full sync
> CPU consumption does go up to 100% for 2-3 seconds, but I never
> challanged this.  I'm syncing 50.000 mails on 4 servers.

Heh, I've got a very similar setup! Anyway, same here: it worked

>> I suppose the proper test case would be to download a large email then
>> disconnect while downloading it. The next time I have a large attachment
>> I'll try that. If the same thing happens then the bug is with
>> offlineimap's graceful failure (or lack thereoff).
> I did not try the disconnecting, some more planning would need to go
> into this.

Yes, although I guess one can set it up to test by sending a massive
email to a dev at address. Then GMail will stick a copy in your
Sent Items folder, which OfflineImap will sync... (sending to yourself
doesn't seem to work with GMail, since it detects the duplicate with the
sent message or something)

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