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Re: [Nmh-workers] IMAP, again

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] IMAP, again
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:46:13 -0400

>Something like offlineimap could change all of that.  A local MH view
>of my IMAP server would be a godsend in many ways.  And for me, the
>manual sync model actually fits very well with how I do things.

I completely agree.  And like you said, teaching MH about IMAP is
a huge job.

>The big question I have is: how well does offlineimap handle merge
>conflicts between >2 competing offline clients?  This is *not* an easy
>problem to solve.

The sync algorithm is explained here:


And for how it works for competing clients ... well, I guess it depends
on _how_ they are competing.  The challenge that pops out at me is how
to maintain a mapping between nmh message numbers and IMAP message
identifiers.  Looks like there's a database backend that does that at
least for Maildir.

Please let us know what you find out about it!  I don't know Python, but
I'd be willing to learn.


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