One Way Sync / Read Only

Eygene Ryabinkin rea at
Fri Sep 20 12:13:16 BST 2013

Florian, good day.

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 12:49:30PM +0200, Florian Lindner wrote:
> can I force offlineimap to do only a one-way sync Remote -> Local? Or put
> the Remote repository in a read only mode?
> mentions
> a readonly setting but no details... Just readonly = yes in the repository
> section?

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 02:21:18PM +0200, Florian Lindner wrote:
> I dare to repost my question from about a month ago...  ;-)
> Is there a possibility to put the remote repository in a read-only mode? I 
> don't want that nametrans translation propagate back to the remote.

Sorry, hadn't noticed your first message.  You should set readonly
to True for the repository you don't want to be changed in any way.
This works for all repository types.

It is said in the bundled offlineimap.conf that contains explanations
about all configuration items, but I agree that HTML documentation
should also have some pointers to this.  Will try to fix it in some

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