Negative message numbers?

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Thu Sep 29 09:11:24 BST 2011

On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:36:57 -0400, Dave Abrahams <dave at> wrote:
> well, I just saw it again, after a few hours of being offline.  Looks
> it's stuck on the same message:

> Sep 28 13:20:34 pluto mac.offlineimap[12604]:  ERROR: Saving msg in folder 'INBOX', repository 'BoostProRemote' failed. Server reponded: command: APPEND => socket error: <class 'socket.error'> - [Errno 54] Connection reset by peer

Gmail refuses to APPEND some messages, such as messages containing Gmail
chat logs. (Don't ask me why). But in these cases, it gives at least
some other error message and does not simply cut the connection.

I am at a loss as to why that message repeatedly doesn't work, to be

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