Re: <DKIM> Access mailbox from multiple devices – share offlineimap metadata folder with ownCloud?

Jorge jorge+list at
Wed Mar 28 16:19:13 BST 2018

I have still not configured OfflineIMAP on my notebook.  Today I thought of a
new potential issue.  If I configure the work email account on both my work
desktop and my personal notebook, what if I forget to shut down OfflineIMAP on
the work desktop, then go home and switch on OfflineIMAP on the notebook?  Then
there could be two instances of OfflineIMAP synchronizing the same IMAP server
to the "same" local maldir (because ownCloud would synchronize the two local
maildirs).  I fear trouble if OfflineIMAP fails to get locks or if it does get
them but ownCloud fails to transmit them to the over device.  Since ownCloud has
limitations – e.g. problems with hardlinks and inaction on symlinks and files
with problematic names – I fear it could have trouble with locks.

So maybe I should on my work desktop configure OfflineIMAP exclusively for the
work account, and on my notebook configure it exclusively for the personal
(Disroot) account.  I would still share the maildirs over ownCloud, so my mail
client (notmuch-emacs) would access the already retrieved messages from both
accounts.  The one downside is that my notebook would be unable to retrieve new
mail from my work IMAP server to the local maildir, but I could just use the
webmail on the very rare occasions I need realtime work e-mail from my home.

What do you think?  Thank you in advance.

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