"Could not find UID for msg"

Alan Schmitt alan.schmitt at polytechnique.org
Wed Jun 4 15:43:22 BST 2014

On 4 juin 2014, at 16:26, Sebastian Spaeth <Sebastian at SSpaeth.de> wrote:

> Am 03.06.2014 14:40, schrieb Alan Schmitt:
>> Hello,
>> I often have the following in my offlineimap logs:
>> ERROR: Could not find UID for msg '953817' (f:'INBOX'. This is usually
>> a bad thing and should be reported on the mailing list.
>> This typically happens for messages that have been expunged both locally
>> and remotely.
>> Should I worry about this message?
> It means that you look up a message on one server, expecting to find a
> corresponding message on the other repository and it did not find one.
> So, I guess this could happen when you delete a message one one side
> during a synchronization run.

I see. What may happen is that the server decides to expunge the message as it’s being synchronized.

I guess I won’t worry then.



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