[PATCH 3/4] Update FAQ with info on maildir-windows-compatible

Vladimir.Marek at oracle.com Vladimir.Marek at oracle.com
Tue Aug 16 09:55:15 BST 2011

From: Vladimir Marek <vlmarek at volny.cz>

Signed-off-by: Vladimir Marek <vlmarek at volny.cz>
 docs/FAQ.rst |   25 +++----------------------
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/FAQ.rst b/docs/FAQ.rst
index 3181a8a..194870d 100644
--- a/docs/FAQ.rst
+++ b/docs/FAQ.rst
@@ -64,28 +64,9 @@ An informal benchmark yields these results for my setup::
 What platforms does OfflineIMAP support?
-It should run on most platforms supported by Python, which are quite a few. I
-do not support Windows myself, but some have made it work there.  Use on
-These answers have been reported by OfflineIMAP users. I do not run OfflineIMAP
-on Windows myself, so I can’t directly address their accuracy.
-The basic answer is that it’s possible and doesn’t require hacking OfflineIMAP
-source code. However, it’s not necessarily trivial. The information below is
-based in instructions submitted by Chris Walker.
-First, you must run OfflineIMAP in the Cygwin environment. The Windows
-filesystem is not powerful enough to accomodate Maildir by itself.
-Next, you’ll need to mount your Maildir directory in a special way. There is
-information for doing that at http://barnson.org/node/295. That site gives this
-  mount -f -s -b -o managed "d:/tmp/mail" "/home/of/mail"
-That URL also has more details on making OfflineIMAP work with Windows.
+It should run on most platforms supported by Python, which are quite a few.
+There is problem with Mailidrs on Windows drives, see
+`maildir-windows-compatible` option in offlineimap.conf
 Does OfflineIMAP support mbox, mh, or anything else other than Maildir?

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