offlineimap smart backup synchronization = bidirectional synchronization without deleting any messages

proxym wproxym at
Thu Dec 20 05:18:55 GMT 2012

I need removing it every time, because I want that:
1) all messages which were deleted locally will be restored from
remote instead of removing on remote
2) all messages which were deleted remotely will be restored from
local instead of removing on local

I assume that every time before I started offlineimap some messages
can be deleted on local maildir or remote imap.

2012/12/20 Edward Z. Yang <ezyang at>:
> Excerpts from proxym's message of Thu Dec 20 12:46:35 +0800 2012:
>> Then the best solution for me is just a total removing of status
>> folder (/home/username/.offlineimap) before every start of
>> offlineimap, isn't it?
>> I can't believe that it is so simple =)
> Well, after your status folder is initialized for the first time,
> you shouldn't need to remove it again.
> Edward

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