redownloaded many gigs of mail

Sandra Snan sandra.snan at
Tue May 15 04:37:53 BST 2018

Thank you so much, Nicholas!

Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev at> writes:
> Re-download might happen if offlineimap can't find the cache
> ("metadatadir"), if it has been deleted or the account name in the
> 'accounts' setting has been changed.

Oh, this must've happened! The fingerprint changed and when I was fixing
that, I accidentally concatenated some lines temporarily. I'll be more

> Usually, local deletions are propagated on the remote server so if you
> remove emails locally they are deleted on the server too.

Can I just move them to another folder using mkdir and mv in my local
I guess I need to read up on how the local mail directories work.

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