maxage causes loss of local email

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at
Sat Mar 21 11:49:35 GMT 2015

On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 02:14:08AM -0400, Janna Martl wrote:

> I realized where (some of) my date-mismatched messages were coming from:
> if you increase maxage, then some local messages get re-copied to
> remote (i.e. the ones from ~ maxage days ago), they're assigned (new)
> UIDs. This is bad because, a day or so later, these messages are in
> the remote messagelist (new UID) but not in the local messagelist (old
> date), so they get deleted locally.

Ok, I understand what was happening.

>                                     Do we care? Most users aren't
> fiddling with the maxage setting too much.

Yes, we care. Users know how to make weird things by ways we can't even

In the worse case this should be documented but this should not happen
anymore with the latter fix about timezones.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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