<DKIM> Moving from type=IMAP to type=Gmail easily?

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Sat Jan 10 02:17:51 GMT 2015

On Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 09:02:16PM -0500, Isaac Bennetch wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a Gmail account which I've been synchronizing locally for some
> time. Now[1] that OfflineIMAP supports the type Gmail I'm interesting in
> converting my account so that my labels sync directly. Is it
> expected/supported for me to simply edit .offlineimaprc and change
> type=IMAP to type=Gmail or might this damage something?
> Also, while I'm at it, I'm not very clear on how to properly configure
> OfflineIMAP to handle syncing all of my mail with labels. It appears as
> if I should not set a 'folderfilter' or 'nametrans' and OfflineIMAP
> takes care of finding all the proper paths/label names. Will this
> duplicate messages on my disk, in other words if I have a 10Mb message
> with four labels (plus the ubiquitous "All Mail"), will it consume 10Mb
> or 50Mb of my local disk space?
> Thank you for the work and assistance!

If you change the type of repository I strongly encourage you to backup
your mails and re-start with an empty Maildir, the same way you would do
for your first start with OfflineIMAP.

Moving of repository types is not supported.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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