Setting up no-delete one-way synchronization

dej dejsways at
Fri Jan 3 19:44:02 GMT 2014

Thanks Isaac,

I'll check that out. I really like offlineimap for its simplicity I hope I'll be able to manage with those other tools.

Isaac Bennetch <bennetch at> schrieb:
>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 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
>> 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" [1]. The most common, of course, is fetchmail[2], but
>apparently getmail[3] is also gaining traction (though I've never used
>getmail; I'm still happily on fetchmail where needed).
>Hope that helps.
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