Setting up no-delete one-way synchronization
bennetch at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 19:21:12 GMT 2014
On 1/2/14 9:55 AM, dej wrote:
> Hi guys,
> so I just found out that I fundamentally misunderstood how offlineimap works and
> I need your help in finding out wether I can make this work with offlineimap or
> if I need to use some other tools.
> I have a mail account with Riseup.net. To save space, users only get to keep
> the emails of the past three months in the Sent folder.
> Now I thought I could deal with that by having a local copy of the whole IMAP
> folder structure, however, offlineimap deletes everything locally that is
> deleted remotely.
> I would like to do a simple backup, I don't ever do anything with the local
> Maildir folder. I just want it to be there so I can look up mail that is older
> than three months.
> Any chance?
> I already know about the realdelete parameter but that does not seem to do
> what I want.
Sounds like you just want to get your mail (using a standard "mail
retrieval agent" . The most common, of course, is fetchmail, but
apparently getmail is also gaining traction (though I've never used
getmail; I'm still happily on fetchmail where needed).
Hope that helps.
1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_retrieval_agent
2 - http://www.fetchmail.info/
3 - http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/
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