Duplication caused by running offlineimap on multiple hosts
cam.macdonell at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 17:42:01 GMT 2012
Ryan Kavanagh <rak <at> debian.org> writes:
> I'm following up here after having originally asked in the IRC channel.
> I run offlineimap on my laptop and home server/desktop to retrieve mail
> from a variety of servers (GMail, universities, etc.). To simplify my
> explanation, we'll assume that I'm only syncing mail from one server, S.
> What happens is that when I delete mail in folder F on my laptop, it
> reappears in F shortly thereafter. Similarly when I delete mail on my
> server. What I believe is happening is:
> 1) I delete a message M from F on my laptop
> 2) offlineimap on my laptop deletes it from S
> 3) offlineimap on my desktop sees M in it's local copy of F, but
> doesn't see it in F on S, and so thinks it's new mail that should be
> 7) M has reappeared in F on my laptop.
> Any ideas on what could be causing the above issue?
Was this email ever answered? I'm experiencing the same issue when having
two machines autorefresh every 5 minutes. Is there a solution or is just
not advisable to use offlineimap with multiple local copies?
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