How to move ~/Mail from one computer to another?
snhmnd at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 17:08:19 BST 2010
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 06:11:34PM +0100, chombee wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:42:56AM -0400, Tim Gray wrote:
> > On Jul 20, 2010 at 02:33 AM +0100, chombee wrote:
> > >Ok. So I should copy the .offlineimaprc file and the .offlineimap
> > >directory also. No problem.
> > >
> > >Will offlineimap do the right thing even if the hostname and username on
> > >the new machine are different?
> > >
> > >Will it do the right thing if file metadata (such as modification and
> > >creation times) of the mail files gets changed in the transfer?
> > I can't answer these questions definitively, but I do know that when
> > I got a new laptop, I copied over my .offlineimap config files and
> > the mail repository, and everything worked as before without
> > starting from scratch.
> Thanks. I'm going to hold out for a definitive answer for now, because I
> sync several IMAP accounts and I don't want to make a giant mess of
> them. Does anyone know about this?
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