broken sync: IMAP -> local -> IMAP

Timo Nentwig foo at
Thu Dec 1 17:04:28 GMT 2011

On Thu, 1 Dec 2011, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:

> Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:43:44 +0100
> From: Sebastian Spaeth <Sebastian at>
> To: Timo Nentwig <foo at>
> Cc: offlineimap-project at
> Subject: Re: broken sync: IMAP -> local -> IMAP
> On Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:54:43 +0100 (CET), Timo Nentwig <foo at> wrote:
>> Sure, I deleted all local mail via IMAP (i.e. not on disk). 6.4.0, BTW.
> Hold on, I am not sure I understand you correctly. By saying validity
> problems, you were saying you get errors about "UIDVALIDITY" being wrong
> (which would prevent syncs), weren't you?

Not if you delete all these files :)

Last time I deleted `find .offlineimap/ | grep Sent` where Sent is obviously the 

Result: redownloaded everything from remote to local. But then started to sync 
back from local to remote (i.e. duplicating the mails).

> If you are seeing syncs going up and down, I would need a debug log
> taken with "-d imap -l debug.log" to see what is actually happening. To
> prune your password/login data from such a log and sent it to me
> privately.

Ok. May take a day or two :)

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