Problem with OfflineIMAP
Tim.Kroeger at ohm-hochschule.de
Fri Jul 20 14:32:43 BST 2012
I have a problem with OfflineIMAP. Im using it (version 6.5.4) to
keep an IMAP and a MailDir folder collection synchronized.
As long as I am only working on the IMAP side, OfflineIMAP keeps
synchronizing everything perfectly alright.
When I start working on the MailDir side, however, this is no longer
true. In particular, I am doing the following:
* I send an email. My email client sends it via an SMTP server and
then automatically places a copy of that email into my INBOX folder
(on the MailDir side, this times).
* I use my email client to copy this email to a different folder (that
is, INBOX/tk) and to expunge it from the INBOX folder (still on the
* I then run OfflineIMAP. It produces some error message. (I ran it
offlineimap -d imap,maildir -l debug.log -f INBOX,INBOX/tk
but did not attach the debug.log here because it contains sensitive
information -- please let me know where to send it such that only the
OfflineIMAP developers get it.)
* After this, despite of the error message, everything seems alright
for the moment. However, if I run OfflineIMAP again then, it produces
another, identical, message in the INBOX/tk folder. This continues
arbitrarily often: Each time I run OfflineIMAP from that on, an
additional identical message is placed in the INBOX/tk folder. Each
run of OfflineIMAP will also give an error similar to the first one.
* I can stop this by deleting *all* copies of this message from the
INBOX/tk folder (so that this message does not exist any more at all
on the MailDir side). When I then run OfflineIMAP again, the message
re-appears once, with no error, and when I run it again, nothing
changes any more.
Can you please help me with this issue?
Prof. Dr. Tim Kröger
Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences
Keßlerplatz 12, Office KA.208 tim.kroeger at ohm-hochschule.de
90489 Nürnberg Phone +49-911-5880-1871
Germany Fax +49-911-5880-5800
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