Disable remote repo folder creation feature

Jonas Hörsch coroa at online.de
Mon Apr 16 12:44:02 BST 2012

On Mon, Apr 16 2012, SK wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been using offlineimap for some time now but not the 6.5.x.y
> version. As expected, when I upgraded to, I ran into issues
> related to bidirectional nametrans issue (aka creation of folders on
> the remote repository). I have been struggling to understand the
> syntax/logic and find it a bit irritating mainly because I don't need
> this feature. Is there any way to disable this remote repo folder
> creation feature completely in offlineimap and just keep using the
> older version of offlineimaprc? My cpu has only so many cycles! :)
> Thanks,
> skn

Hi there,

by just adding an extra

folderfilter = lambda fn: False

statement to your LOCAL repository section, you are effectively
disabling this feature, without any negative side-effects.


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