Backup Strategy for OfflineIMAP

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Wed Aug 17 13:33:39 BST 2011

On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:59:34 -0700, Tim Gray <lists+offimap at> wrote:
> On Aug 16, 2011 at 08:56 AM +0000, Al Haraka wrote:
> >Now, I have a work account.  I am dangerously close to hitting quota.
> >I want to keep all the mail as it currently is on the local end, and clear out
> >my mail on the IMAP server, my remote repo.  How do you guys go about this?
> I do something similar.  I have a bunch of emails that I don't want on 
> my IMAP accounts.  My maildir folder structure (which lives in ~/mail) 
> has an IMAP side which is synced with offlineimap (ex. ~/mail/imap) and 
> a non-synced side (ex. ~/mail/local).  I use mutt as my mail program.  
> When email comes in through the imap account that I no longer want to 
> keep online, I just move it to one of the local folders in mutt.

Right, that is smart. I would probably use something similar. We should
collect such use cases and document them somehow, as the topic seems to
pop up quite frequently.

May I use your description for something on our web page?

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