Dropped unread state
dave at boostpro.com
Mon Sep 26 11:50:54 BST 2011
Yesterday I was surprised to find a wad of messages I had read long ago
suddenly marked unread again. This time it was about 10 messages, but
I've seen this effect before, with entire maildirs of 1000s of messages.
A friend of mine (to whom this hasn't happened with his latest
configuration) and I have similar setups, with two differences:
1. He switched a while back to having offlineimap communicate with his
local dovecot instead of trying to access Maildirs directly, as I am.
He actually reports that when he was allowing OLI to operate on
maildirs, it was dropping unread marks.
My theory *was* that allowing offlineimap to access local Maildirs
would be more efficient, but then again, dovecot is compiled C code,
so maybe I should switch.
2. I suspect that I restart offlineimap far more often than he does.
How well is offlineimap designed to cope with getting a SIGKILL in
the middle of a run?
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