Synchronising folder deletions

Chris Dennis cgdennis at
Mon Jan 16 23:11:19 GMT 2012

On 16/01/12 22:19, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:25:45 +0000, Chris Dennis wrote:
>> All the recent work on syncing the creation of new folders has been
>> excellent.
> :-)
>> But the equivalent thing doesn't happen (I'm using 6.5.2-rc1) when
>> deleting folders.  If I delete a folder on the remote repository, for
>> example, the next sync recreates it:
> Yep, you'll need to delete a folder on both sides for now to really get
> rid of it. First, I want OLI rock-stable again.
> We could start out by offering folder deletion with an experimental
> --delete-folders option, that needs to be explicitly enabled. Once
> things work, we could enable it by default.
> It is just too darn easy to have a corrupted cache file, or
> misconfiguring (point your Maildir to an empty dir) delete your whole
> mail corpus on your IMAP, that I want to be really careful here.
> Sebastian

Quite right.  I realised that it would be non-trivial to do.


Chris Dennis
Fordingbridge, UK

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