offlineimap, dots and folders (problem with Gmail)

proxym wproxym at
Mon Dec 31 01:38:44 GMT 2012

This problem is solved:
1. add ":LAYOUT=fs" at the end of "mail_location" in dovecot config.
2. add "sep = /" instead of default "sep = ." in offlineimap config in
local Maildir section.
3. double restarting of Novell Evolution mail client, which is
configured to using local imap server dovecot.

2012/12/29 proxym <wproxym at>:
> Hello.
> I try to synchronize local Maildir with remote IMAP (Gmail mail
> server), and then I tried to start own dovecot imap server over local
> Maildir.
> I have BIG problems with dots:
> 1) Looks like offlineimap uses Maildir++ format with folders delimited
> with dots ("."), but these folders are not started with dots, it is
> incorrect, and devcot of course can't see these folders. Devcot can
> see these folders if I add ":LAYOUT=fs" at the end of "mail_location"
> option:
> mail_location = maildir:/path/to/my/local/maildir:LAYOUT=fs
> But is not very correct too.
> 2) Actually I use dots (".") in folder names on Gmail/IMAP. Then I
> think that I will get gib logical error, because dot can be
> interpreted as delimiter between folders.
> So I need option for offlineimap to store messages in local Maildir in
> hierarchical folders instead of delimiting by dots ("."). How I can
> get it?

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