Problem with OfflineIMAP
dave at boostpro.com
Tue Jul 24 16:34:40 BST 2012
on Tue Jul 24 2012, Tim Kroeger <Tim.Kroeger-AT-ohm-hochschule.de> wrote:
> Dear Dave,
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2012, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> On Jul 24, 2012, at 3:55 AM, Tim Kroeger <Tim.Kroeger at ohm-hochschule.de> wrote:
>>> Thank you very much. I would like to get the "next" branch, but
>>> unfortunately I have never worked with git. I'm quite familiar
>>> with subversion, however. I now did:
>>> git clone git://github.com/spaetz/offlineimap.git
>>> to get the repository (as described on the homepage), but I didn't
>>> figure out how to switch to the "next" branch. Neither
>>> git checkout next
>>> git checkout --track -b next origin/next
>>> seem to do that for me. Can you please tell me what the correct command is?
>> Those commands look right to me. Sorry; wish I could be more help.
> I found out what went wrong: Instead of
> git clone git://github.com/spaetz/offlineimap.git
No, spaetz' repo should have the appropriate "next" branch, but as I
mentioned there's one patch in my repo that you might need.
> I had to do
> git clone git://github.com/dabrahams/offlineimap.git
> I wonder why there are two different repositories of the software ...
Welcome to the land of DVCS.
> Anyway, with your fix, the problem I initially described still occurs:
> That is, any email added to a folder on the maildir side, gets
> reproduced again and again each time OfflineIMAP is run.
Personally I no longer use maildir; I have a local IMAP server so I
talk to both ends via IMAP protocol.
> This continues until I manually delete all instances of the respective
Well, I'm having enough problems that I'm about to attempt (again) to
escape offlineimap. I'm planning to combine these technologies:
http://mailsync.sourceforge.net/ (for my INBOX --- it's too slow for
huge folders but just fine for ordinary
http://imapsync.lamiral.info/ (for my All Mail archive and Spam folders)
http://mswatch.sourceforge.net/ (in lieu of IDLE)
I'll report back here what I find out.
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