6.3.4-rc4 crashes - because mailbox is full

Chris Dennis cgdennis at btinternet.com
Sat Aug 13 23:25:06 BST 2011

On 08/12/2011 02:27 PM, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:43:42 +0100, Chris Dennis<cgdennis at btinternet.com>  wrote:
>> 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.)
> You can:
> 1)Empty the remote Sent folder (but keep it existing)
> 2)Delete the LocalStatus entries pertaining to emails in the Sent folder to
> pretend they are new on the local end and not deleted on the remote end.
>    This would mean deleting a single file, such as
>     ~/.offlineimap/Account-FOO/LocalStatus/Sent
> 3)Use folderfilter directive to exclude the Sent folder from being
> synced, eg folderfilter: lambda f: f not in ['Sent']
> 4) Remove the folderfilter directive once you want to repopulate your
> remote Sent filter.

Thank you for that Sebastian -- I'll try it on Monday.


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

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