Issue with syncing shared folders

Tobias Kirchhofer tobias at
Wed Aug 27 17:22:43 BST 2014

Meanwhile i solved the issue. It was because of --dry-run parameter. The folders were not created and therefore ... "Mailbox does not exist". As i expected - something stupid :)

On 26 Aug 2014, at 20:29, Tobias Kirchhofer wrote:

> Hi, i am new to this list. Thank you for offlineimap, which seems to be a wonderful peace of software!
> However, i haven't yet made any experience with it expect that it is not syncing shared folders between two IMAP Server :) (both cyrus).
> What i expect is that offlineimap syncs shared folders inbetween server1 and server2:
> Shared folder name on Server 1:
> Lists.Clients.client1
> Shared folder name on Server 2:
> Clients.client1
> I applied nametrans inside [Repository] of server 1:
> nametrans = lambda folder: re.sub('Lists.Clients.client1', 'Clients/client1', folder)
> Output:
> Folder Clients/client1 [remote name Lists.Clients.client1] [acc: Test]:
> ERROR: Aborting sync, folder 'Clients/client1' [acc: 'Test']
> Error SELECTing mailbox 'Clients/client1', server reply:
> ('NO', ['Mailbox does not exist'])
> Clients.client1 exists on server 2
> '.' or '/' does not change anything
> If i create Clients.client1 under the Inbox of the user which syncs it matches.
> The sync-user has approbriate rights to the shared folder Clients.client1 on server 2.
> So, what is going here? :) It must be something stupid - because this should be an easy stunt?

Tobias Kirchhofer
tobias at

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