offlineimap stops working on 6.3.3 -> 6.4.2 upgrade

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Sat Jan 7 11:25:01 GMT 2012

On Sun, 18 Dec 2011 15:42:56 +0100, Christian Neukirchen wrote:
> I updated from 6.3.4 to 6.4.2 and I get:

First, can you upgrade to 6.5.0? 6.4.2-6.4.4 are somewhat flawed

> Establishing connection to                                   
> Creating new IMAP folder '[Gmail]/Important' on server Remote                   
> ERROR: Creating folder ruby-core on repository Local                            
>   Folder '[Gmail]/Important'[Remote] could not be created. Server responded: ('N
> O', ['[ALREADYEXISTS] Duplicate folder name (Failure)'])                        

> [Repository Remote]
> folderfilter = lambda foldername: not foldername in ['[Gmail]/All Mail','[Gmail]/Spam', '[Gmail]/Trash', 'ruby-talk', 'ruby-core']

I suspect that an upgrade should solve your problems. There is a later
fix that will prevent us from creating folders on the remote side when
they are filtered out via folderfilters.

The earlier version simply ignores all filtered out folders as
inexistant and than attempts to create it, but -- of course --, it
already exists on the server. Later versions should have fixed that.

You can also use the "--info -u basic" switch since 6.5.0 to give you a
nice list of folders and how they are "translated".

Let us know if it works with 6.5.0.
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