6.3.4-rc4 crashes - because mailbox is full

Chris Dennis cgdennis at btinternet.com
Fri Aug 12 11:43:42 BST 2011

On 08/12/2011 08:39 AM, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:51:25 +0100, Chris Dennis<cgdennis at btinternet.com>  wrote:
>> Sorry for not looking into the problem more before my previous post, but
>> I've just realised that the user's remote mailbox is full!
>> Would there be any chance of a more meaningful error message when this
>> happens?
> Hi there,
> today is your lucky day. Since 24h, the code in the next branch contains:
>              if typ != 'OK': #APPEND failed
>                  raise OfflineImapError("Saving msg in folder '%s', repository "
>                      "'%s' failed. Server reponded; %s %s\nMessage content was:"
>                      " %s" % (self, self.getrepository(), typ, dat, dbg_output),
>                                         OfflineImapError.ERROR.MESSAGE)
> BTW, this happened independently from your report, but was done to cater
> exactly those situations as you experienced.
> So the next stable release will output more sensible error reports.

That's great -- thank you.

I'm now unsure how to deal with the full mailbox issue though.

If I exclude the 'Sent' folder (which is very large) from offlineimap, 
it still fails because the remote mailbox is still full.  So I could 
delete all the emails from the remote 'Sent' folder, which would free up 
space and allow offlineimap to work again.  But if in the future I want 
to include 'Sent' in offlineimap's synchronisation, will it locally 
delete all the emails I deleted remotely, or will it resend the local 
Sent emails to the remote end?  (I'd want it to do the latter.)



Chris Dennis                                  cgdennis at btinternet.com
Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK

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