maxage deletes email
Sebastian at SSpaeth.de
Thu Apr 19 16:40:15 BST 2012
Nathan Warner <nathan at frcv.net> writes:
> I think I'm having the same problem as this guy.
> I pull all my mail from remote imap server to local maildir. Then
> change maxage to 2. When offlineimap runs again, it will delete a
> bunch of the local email. If I remove maxage, I pull that mail from
> the remote server.
> What I would like to do, is download all my mail. Tell offlineimap
> not to do anything with mail that is over a month old. This way email
> over 30 days old will still be in my local maildir, but would get
> automatically removed from the server.
> Am I using maxage correct?
No, there is nothing in offlineimap that works like that. You basically
need to move old mail into a local folder that you exclude from synching
to achieve that.
Setting maxage/maxsize works on an account base and it basically
pretends to not see any mails on either side that are too old/big.
Well, actually if you do set maxage, and you delete mails manually from
your server, then they should still remain in your local repository (as
OLI does not *see* them). But it will not automatically delete anything.
Does this help?
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