maxage deletes email

Nathan Warner nathan at
Wed Feb 22 22:06:29 GMT 2012

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?

Thanks in advance for the help

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