Adding a CouchDB backend

Théodore biadala theodore at
Mon Sep 5 16:25:23 BST 2011

Thanks for the review !

> parseToCouch():
>   I see that you store them with the Message-ID as key. In theory (and
>   also in practice) you can have 2 emails with the exact same Message
>   ID. In this case, you overwrite your messages.

I actually ran into problems because of that, I changed that since this
morning, it's based on accountname, folder and uid now. It makes the _id
a bit big, couchdb can handle it.

> >
> Looking good to me. Even better if it works.

It does :)

> > The config file looks like this :
> > 
> > [Repository Couch]
> > type = CouchDB
> > dbname = offlineimap
> > server = http://localhost:5984/
> > 
> > Works as local and remote repository.
> Nice. Seems decent and optional enough to push as experimental. My only
> reservation is the reliance on unique Message-IDs for the filenames.

That's fixed. It's still only message-id for the name of the attached
file but if it's the same message-id it should be the same content. It's
the mail as it was received, there is no flags or metadata in the
attached file. The only possible problem from a couchdb point of view
would have been with _id.

I plan on adding a couple of other things and test with big mailboxes
too, so it's likely to change a bit for a couple of days.

Thanks again.


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