[BUG]: offlineIMAP aborts when downloading >1MB email

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at SSpaeth.de
Fri Oct 28 08:11:27 BST 2011

On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:15:58 +0800, Ricardo Wurmus <ricardo.wurmus at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have repeatedly encountered this problem whenever offlineIMAP
> retrieves an email with large attachments. Whenever somebody sends me
> a large email offlineIMAP terminates with the error below:

> Establishing connection to imap.gmail.com:993
> ERROR: command: UID => socket error: <type 'exceptions.IOError'> - Too
> many read 0

It is an often reported error that only occurs with gmail, which seems
to close connections very aggressively.
OfflineImap needs to be modified to cope with this exact type of error,
it has historically assumed that network connections are not disrupted.

So, nothing you can do for now, except restarting.
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