[BUG] bugs with 6.5.5

cpblpublic+offlineimap at gmail.com cpblpublic+offlineimap at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 16:25:38 BST 2013

Hi Marco,

Not sure your message deserves a response, but I empathize with your data 
loss. Recent offlineimap releases have destroyed large amounts of my 
email, in one case permanently (ie on Google and on my disk), twice now, 
and I wasn't able to characterize the problem in detail so I never 
reported it.

I'm not sure what's going on.  My pleas for help on this list for other 
more identifiable problems have also gone unanswered.

I have found a .deb for an older version (6.3.4) of offlineimap that does 
a bit better for me, but still coughs badly sometimes and I just hope that there's no 
loss when it does.

Unfortunately, it's caveat emptor.

For some reason, the user base is small for offlineimap so it's not 
surprising that people don't have a tonne of time to put into leading the 
project.  I'd love to solve problems like this with crowdfunding...
I am very dependent on offlineimap now, but gives me the shivers. I'd love 
to try to help, as a dumb user.

Sorry for your data loss; that sucks.


On Fri, 25 Oct 2013, Marco Kundt wrote:

> Hey everyone!
> I found a bugs which deleted all my mails, in all my mailboxes. And thats not the first time. Due to an hdd
> crash my mail-dir was deleted and i rescued my data. All i was holding was my offlineimaprc and maybe my
> .offlineimap-dir (i managed to make a bitwise-backup of my broken pieces). After everything was rescued i synced
> my offlineimap. That was the point it deleted everything (the approach i want for an IMAP-client). The other
> time offlineimap did the same after configuring itself.
> Due to really bad design decision i can't create a debug.log because 'everything went right' in both cases.
> I don't want help or something; i only want to say that offlineimap is the crapiest shit i've ever saw. i really
> liked offlineimap. but now i'm really pissed off. sorry i can't serve you your crap-debug.log.
> As attachment i send you my config.
> Have fun and a nice day! fuck this shit!
> (subscribing to a ML for tracking a bug is really nice too)

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