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Re: Gmail: Hard Links

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To: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michael Witten <mfwitten@xxxxxxx>, offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Gmail: Hard Links
From: Loui Chang <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:31:51 -0500

On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 09:49:37AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> Michael Witten wrote:
> >  From a very cursory glance, it seems like hard links
> > could be used to decrease drastically the footprint
> > of Gmail folders in the local repository.
> > 
> > What say yee?
> Would be great, but how to identify what to link together?

Changing the way offlineimap indexes messages might help there.

All my duplicate labelled messages have the same checksum, but
offlineimap seems to tack on an md5sum based on something other than the
actual message.

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