Re: offlineimap and dovecot
[Top] [All Lists]
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index] [Thread Index]
On 30/10/07 15:06, Frank Thieme wrote:
> I want to have a local imap server on my notebook, because I like to play
> around with different MUAs. To avoid downloading my eMails again and again
> I just wanna sync some external IMAP server with my local one.
I have implemented exactly such a system using dovecot and offlineimap.
> So what is better with dovecot, sync IMAP-IMAP or sync directly to the
> underlying Maildir++?
It is much faster to sync directly to an underlying Maildir++ directory.
IMAP-IMAP I found very slow.
> And what would the right nametrans for it be?
> nametrans = lambda foldername: re.sub('^INBOX\.*', '.', foldername)
> doesn't work, because there are Sent, Draft and other folders, which are
> on the same level as INBOX and not under it.
Use the one that Asheesh provided in response to my question. His custom
translations generate a Maildir++ structure which is compatible with
It deals with the INBOX as a special case.