<DKIM> [PATCH] make savemessagelabels honor utime_from_header

Abdó Roig-Maranges abdo.roig at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 11:28:21 BST 2015

> I get what you mean but strictly speacking, we don't "restore the file
> mtime". We "avoid changing mtime".

Ok, I'll fix this on the next patch.

> So, utime_from_header is incompatible with quick syncs. Do we forbid
> quick sync when utime_from_header is set? Is it documented in
> offlineimap.conf?

Strictly speaking, it is not incompatible.

This patch make sure we at least do not break the assumption of
utime_from_header on a label change propagating from gmail to local. As far as I
know, quick syncs is not affected by this!

The only case in which quick sync makes use of the mtime is to detect when
someone externally (via the mail client) changes a label. This will still change
the mtime, and quick sync will still work.

But then, it doesn't make much sense to use utime_from_header with labels,
because to make label syncs from local to gmail, you will have to manually break
the assumption of utime_from_header to change the label. But the software is not
strictly broken.

If you still feel we should comment in offlineimap.conf, I'll add it on the next


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