<DKIM> Yet another UID validity problem
nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Thu Mar 26 17:24:07 GMT 2015
On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 05:24:14PM +0200, Nikos Alexandris wrote:
> Hi list.
> I have been using mutt since for almost a year now, and I am really
> happy with it. I have had though some mishap, probably due to my
> misunderstanding of how things work. I have described the problem I had
> at <http://superuser.com:8080/q/822112/128768>.
> I have had a UID related problem and followed instructions found at
> OfflineIMAP's FAQ: 1.1.5 What is the UID validity problem for folder?. I erased
> the local folder in question (INBOX).
When I read "delete" or "erase", I naturally translate this to "archive" or
"move". This way of writing documentation online just allows more
Since it might not be obvious, I'll update the FAQ in this direction.
> I guess I did something very wrong (e.g.
> forgot to erase the cache file(s)) and I've lost many e-mails
Not sure what happened.
A deleted folder in the Maildir should get "ignored", actually. This is to
prevent from wrong manipulations when working locally. This is not the same
thing that removeing the _content_ of the directory which then will reflect the
changes, IOW remove all known messages on the remote.
> -- that is, they
> never got re-downloaded from the remote mailbox in to the local one. (Updated)
> And, they were not present in the remote repository as well! The attempt to
> sync, after erasing the local folder, ended up in erasing the material from the
> remote location as well.
> (Updated) In ~/.offlineimaprc, the option createfolders = False and a commented
> line #readonly=true, were set to the section the corresponds to the remote
I'm not aware of issues with readonly not doing what it pretends.
> Fortunately, I keep a second local maildir in another computer, which I synced
> (very) recently. This may be used as a backup to restore the lost material up
> to the remote repository.
> How can I force a one-way syncing from the "backup" local-repository to the
> remote repository? Are the options createfolders and readonly useful in this
Make yet another archive to prevent any data loss. The way to proceed is the
one I described in the post you're pointing below.
I'll write more documentation about that, too.
> I have found and read a very relevant post:
> However, I'd like to confirm my understanding of how things (will) work.
To confirm your understanding, write us what you've understood!
> Of course, the manual contains all of the bits (?), but still, wouldn't
> make sense to have some generic approach in the FAQ on what to do when a
> user reads "UID validity problem for folder INBOX"? Something very
> clean, step-by-step, like in Nicolas Sebrech's post?
Yes, I'll do that.
More information about the OfflineIMAP-project