<DKIM> Why is OfflineIMAP working "in reverse"?

Tom Scott tubbo at psychedeli.ca
Mon Jul 13 22:49:33 BST 2015

Honestly I'm not sure. I just noticed offlineimap telling me it was syncing messages from my local Maildir back to the remote server (Gmail), and all the message numbers are negative. Reading a bunch of guides it seems like offlineimap can potentially screw with mailboxes (like delete messages), so I was unsure as to whether I was encountering a problem that could cause damage. Ran offlineimap all day and it hasn't seemed to do anything nefarious yet, though. Just wanted to get a little more clarification on what's going on.

- T

On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 5:25 PM, Nicolas Sebrecht
<nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 11:05:03AM -0700, Tom Scott wrote:
>>    Noticing some weird log messages coming out of `offlineimap` when I
>>    make my periodic sync, after I spent all night syncing all my messages
>>    down from Gmail. Here's an example of one of them:
>>        Folder [Gmail]/All Mail [acc: Psychedelica]:
>>         Copy message -46661 (597 of 47253) Filesystem:[Gmail].All Mail ->
>>    Google
>>    It seems like the program is working "in reverse" and I'm not sure how
>>    that's going to affect my email. So far, I haven't seen any crazy
>>    issues in my inboxes (been watching on Mailbox.app and Gmail very
>>    closely), but it is a little unnerving. Anyone have some insight as to
>>    what is going on here?
> What do you mean by "reverse"? With respect to what?
> -- 
> Nicolas Sebrecht
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