Struggling with the general concepts, is offlineimap even the right tool?
nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Sat Sep 19 09:54:28 BST 2015
On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 09:01:23PM -0700, Scott Haneda wrote:
> I have a few simple goals:
> - Backup my email
> - Be able to edit subjects and have then synced with live and backup to
> fix threading issues
> - Be able to edit headers if needed, though just the subject seems
> I know offlineIMAP can do the backup part, but do I even need a mail
> client like mutt or similar to edit the subjects?Â I assume
> offlineimap will download and sync, and they are plain text files, or I
> will configure it to be plain text files.Â I can simply edit those in
> my favorite text editor, save, and re-sync?
The file name of the mail must change according to the maildir format so
that the mail is uploaded back to the server. Changing a mail locally
means removing the old mail and creating a new one.
OfflineIMAP will only sync. No mail reading/edition.
> I am on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, has anyone gotten offlineimap to work
> with the OS X keychain using theÂ /usr/bin/security command?Â I fail
> to see how any has gotten that to work, as I get nothing back of any
> value, certainly not a password.Â I have taken the command out of the
> python file and just run it in the terminal with the appropriate
> values, and nothing.
I don't know Mac enough, sorry.
> I see all the tutorials on how to get the SSL data or the fingerprint
> for gmail, but no one tells how they got that data. They just say, oh,
> gmail changed their certs, I am going to have to update my dot file and
> here is what I pasted in.Â How they got the fingerprint of new cert, I
> have no idea.
You're not the first and I think someone should update the documentation
about that. This looks more a Google fault in the first place, FMPOV.
> Thanks, I have a feeling this thread is going to go on for a while as I
> wrap my head around it all, but backup IMAP mail has been on my
> checklist for way too long, and if I get the bonus of being able to
> manage the threading of my emails from everyone's broken ZenDesk
> installs, all the better.
mutt has good threding handling and dedicated key bindings to fix those
broken (# and & here).
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