Sync fails with offlineimap-7.1.0

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at
Mon May 1 23:11:25 BST 2017

On Mon, May 01, 2017 at 10:38:33PM +0200, Andreas Fink wrote:
> Hello,
> I upgraded today in the morning to version 7.1.0 and could not sync anymore. The error I
> get is:
> OfflineIMAP 7.1.0


>   IMAP4 protocol error: program error: <class 'TypeError'> - can't use a bytes pattern on a string-like object


> I tried downgrading to 7.0.14 again, but I get the same error with that version now. I
> have no clue what happened here. I did a system update today, so it can also be a python
> package that offlineimap depends on (most probably this is the root cause, because 7.0.14
> does not work now).
> Any hints where to look first?

I think you moved from python2 to python3. We currently only support

Nicolas Sebrecht

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