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To: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [PATCH] gitignore build/* and the FAQ.html page
From: Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 18:56:07 +0200

We ignore the latter because this is downloaded from the online wiki.

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
 .gitignore |    2 +
 FAQ.html   |  335 ------------------------------------------------------------
 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 335 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100644 FAQ.html

diff --git a/.gitignore b/.gitignore
index 1b6dcc5..3575d07 100644
--- a/.gitignore
+++ b/.gitignore
@@ -1,9 +1,11 @@
 # Generated files
 # backups
diff --git a/FAQ.html b/FAQ.html
deleted file mode 100644
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--- a/FAQ.html
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-<!DOCTYPE html
-    PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
-    "";>
-<html xmlns=""; lang="en" xml:lang="en">
- <title>FrequentlyAskedQuestions - OfflineIMAP</title><link rel="start" 
href="/offlineimap/wiki" /><link rel="search" href="/offlineimap/search" 
/><link rel="help" href="/offlineimap/wiki/TracGuide" /><link rel="stylesheet" 
href="/static/css/trac.css" type="text/css" /><link rel="stylesheet" 
href="/static/css/wiki.css" type="text/css" /><link rel="icon" 
href="/offlineimap/chrome/common/trac.ico" type="image/x-icon" /><link 
rel="shortcut icon" href="/offlineimap/chrome/common/trac.ico" 
type="image/x-icon" /><link rel="alternate" 
href="/offlineimap/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions?format=txt" title="Plain Text" 
type="text/x-trac-wiki" /><style type="text/css">
-#adbar {
-  position: absolute;
-  top: 152px;
-  right: 10px;
-  width: 140px;
-  z-index: 1;
-  text-align: right;
-/* For Mozilla and Safari */
-*>#content {
-       padding: 0;
-       margin: 15px 140px 0 15px;
-       text-align: left;
-       min-height: 770px;
-#header h1 { margin:  0 0 -4.5em; }
-*>#jg-content { background: #fff; padding-left: 10px; }
-/* For IE */
-* html #content {
-       padding: 0;
-       margin: 15px 140px 0 15px;
-       text-align: left;
-       height: 770px;
-* html #jg-content { background: #fff; padding-left: 10px; }
-* html #header h1 {margin: 0 0 0; }             
-body { background: #404040; }
-/* #dirlist td.change { white-space: normal; } */
-/* #dirlist { width: auto; } */
- <script type="text/javascript" src="/static/js/trac.js"></script>
-<div id="jg-content">
-<div id="banner">
-<div id="header"><h1><a 
href="";>OfflineIMAP</a> - 
-  </h1><br/></div>
-<form id="search" action="/offlineimap/search" method="get">
- <div>
-  <label for="proj-search">Search:</label>
-  <input type="text" id="proj-search" name="q" size="10" accesskey="f" 
value="" />
-  <input type="submit" value="Search" />
-  <input type="hidden" name="wiki" value="on" />
-  <input type="hidden" name="changeset" value="on" />
-  <input type="hidden" name="ticket" value="on" />
- </div>
-<div id="metanav" class="nav"><ul><li class="first"><a 
href="/offlineimap/settings">Settings</a></li><li><a accesskey="6" 
href="/offlineimap/about">About Trac</a></li><li class="last"><a 
-<div id="mainnav" class="nav"><ul><li class="active first"><a accesskey="1" 
href="/offlineimap/wiki">Wiki</a></li><li><a accesskey="2" 
href="/offlineimap/timeline">Timeline</a></li><li><a accesskey="3" 
href="/offlineimap/browser">Browse Source</a></li><li><a 
href="/offlineimap/report">View Tickets</a></li><li><a accesskey="4" 
href="/offlineimap/search">Search</a></li><li class="last"><a 
-<div id="main">
-<div id="ctxtnav" class="nav">
- <h2>Wiki Navigation</h2>
- <ul>
-   <li><a href="/offlineimap/wiki">Start Page</a></li>
-   <li><a href="/offlineimap/wiki/TitleIndex">Index by Title</a></li>
-   <li><a href="/offlineimap/wiki/RecentChanges">Index by Date</a></li>
-   <li class="last"><a 
- </ul>
- <hr />
-<div id="content" class="wiki">
-   <div class="wikipage">
-    <div id="searchable"><h1 id="OfflineIMAPFAQ">OfflineIMAP FAQ</h1>
-Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about 
-<hr />
-<ol><li><a href="#BasicQuestions">Basic Questions</a><ol><li><a 
href="#WheredoIgetOfflineIMAP">Where do I get OfflineIMAP?</a></li><li>
-<a href="#Howfastisit">How fast is it?</a></li><li>
-<a href="#WhatplatformsdoesOfflineIMAPsupport">What platforms does OfflineIMAP 
support?</a><ol><li><a href="#UseonWindows">Use on Windows</a></li></ol><li><a 
OfflineIMAP support mbox, mh, or anything else other than Maildir?</a></li><li>
-<a href="#HowdoIaddordeleteafolder">How do I add or delete a 
-<a href="#DoesOfflineIMAPsupportPOP">Does OfflineIMAP support 
POP?</a></li></ol><li><a href="#ConfigurationQuestions">Configuration 
href="#CanIsynchronizemultipleaccountswithOfflineIMAP">Can I synchronize 
multiple accounts with OfflineIMAP?</a></li><li>
-<a href="#HowdoIspecifythenamesoffolders">How do I specify the names of 
-<a href="#HowdoIpreventcertainfoldersfrombeingsynced">How do I prevent certain 
folders from being synced?</a></li><li>
-<a href="#Whatisthemailboxnamerecordermbnamesfor">What is the mailbox name 
recorder (mbnames) for?</a></li></ol><li><a href="#IMAPServerNotes">IMAP Server 
Notes</a><ol><li><a href="#MicrosoftExchange">Microsoft 
Exchange</a></li></ol><li><a href="#ClientNotes">Client Notes</a><ol><li><a 
href="#WhatclientsdoesOfflineIMAPworkwith">What clients does OfflineIMAP work 
-<a href="#Evolution">Evolution</a></li><li>
-<a href="#KMail">KMail</a></li><li>
-<a href="#Mutt">Mutt</a><ol><li><a href="#DoIneedtousesetmaildir_trash">Do I 
need to use set maildir_trash?</a></li><li>
-<a href="#HowdoIsetupmbnameswithmutt">How do I set up mbnames with 
href="#MiscellaneousQuestions">Miscellaneous Questions</a><ol><li><a 
href="#WhyareyourMaildirmessagefilenamessolong">Why are your Maildir message 
filenames so long?</a></li></ol></li></ol></li></ol>
-<hr />
-<h2 id="BasicQuestions">Basic Questions</h2>
-<h3 id="WheredoIgetOfflineIMAP">Where do I get OfflineIMAP?</h3>
-From its <a href="/offlineimap/downloads">downloads page</a>.
-<h3 id="Howfastisit">How fast is it?</h3>
-OfflineIMAP has a multithreaded sync, so it should have very nice performance.
-OfflineIMAP versions 2.0 and above contain a multithreaded system. A good way 
to experiment is by setting maxsyncaccounts to 3 and maxconnections to 3 in 
each account clause.
-This lets OfflineIMAP open up multiple connections simultaneously. That will 
let it process multiple folders and messages at once. In most cases, this will 
increase performance of the sync.
-Don't set the number too high. If you do that, things might actually slow down 
as your link gets saturated. Also, too many connections can cause mail servers 
to have excessive load. Administrators might take unkindly to this, and the 
server might bog down. There are many variables in the optimal setting; 
experimentation may help.
-An informal benchmark yields these results for my setup:
-<ul><li>10 minutes with MacOS X "manual cache"
-</li><li>5 minutes with GNUS agent sync
-</li><li>20 seconds with OfflineIMAP 1.x
-</li><li>9 seconds with OfflineIMAP 2.x
-</li><li>3 seconds with OfflineIMAP 3.x "cold start"
-</li><li>2 seconds with OfflineIMAP 3.x "held connection"
-</li></ul><h3 id="WhatplatformsdoesOfflineIMAPsupport">What platforms does 
OfflineIMAP support?</h3>
-It should run on most platforms supported by Python, which are quite a few. I 
do not support Windows myself, but some have made it work there.  
-<h4 id="UseonWindows">Use on Windows</h4>
-These answers have been reported by OfflineIMAP  users. I do not run 
OfflineIMAP on Windows myself, so I can't directly address their accuracy.
-The basic answer is that it's possible and doesn't require hacking OfflineIMAP 
source code. However, it's not necessarily trivial. The information below is 
based in instructions submitted by Chris Walker.
-First, you must run OfflineIMAP in the <a class="ext-link" 
href="";><span class="icon">Cygwin</span></a> environment. 
 The Windows filesystem is not powerful enough to accomodate Maildir by itself.
-Next, you'll need to mount your Maildir directory in a special way. There is 
information for doing that at <a class="ext-link" 
class="icon"></span></a>. That site gives this 
-<pre class="wiki">mount -f -s -b -o managed "d:/tmp/mail" "/home/of/mail"
-That URL also has more details on making OfflineIMAP work with Windows. 
-<h3 id="DoesOfflineIMAPsupportmboxmhoranythingelseotherthanMaildir">Does 
OfflineIMAP support mbox, mh, or anything else other than Maildir?</h3>
-Not directly.  Maildir was the easiest to implement.  I'm not planning to 
write mbox code for OfflineIMAP, though if someone sent me well-written mbox 
support and pledged to support it, I'd commit it to the tree.
-However, OfflineIMAP can directly sync accounts on two different IMAP servers 
together.  So you could install an IMAP server on your local machine that 
supports mbox, sync to it, and then instruct your mail readers to use the 
-Or you could install whatever IMAP server you like on the local machine, and 
point your mail readers to that IMAP server on localhost.
-<h3 id="HowdoIaddordeleteafolder">How do I add or delete a folder?</h3>
-OfflineIMAP does not currently provide this feature.  However, if you create a 
new folder on the remote server, OfflineIMAP will detect this and create the 
corresponding folder locally automatically.
-<h3 id="DoesOfflineIMAPsupportPOP">Does OfflineIMAP support POP?</h3>
-No.  POP is not robust enough to do a completely reliable multi-machine sync 
like OfflineIMAP can do.
-OfflineIMAP will never support POP.
-<h2 id="ConfigurationQuestions">Configuration Questions</h2>
-<h3 id="CanIsynchronizemultipleaccountswithOfflineIMAP">Can I synchronize 
multiple accounts with OfflineIMAP?</h3>
-Of course!
-Just name them all in the accounts line in the general section of the 
configuration file, and add a per-account section for each one.
-You can also optionally use the -a option when you run OfflineIMAP to request 
that it only operate upon a subset of the accounts for a particular run.
-<h3 id="HowdoIspecifythenamesoffolders">How do I specify the names of 
-You do not need to.  OfflineIMAP is smart enough to automatically figure out 
what folders are present on the IMAP server and synchronize them.  You can use 
the folderfilter and nametrans configuration file options to request only 
certain folders and rename them as they come in if you like.
-<h3 id="HowdoIpreventcertainfoldersfrombeingsynced">How do I prevent certain 
folders from being synced?</h3>
-Use the folderfilter option.
-<h3 id="Whatisthemailboxnamerecordermbnamesfor">What is the mailbox name 
recorder (mbnames) for?</h3>
-Some mail readers, such as mutt, are not capable of automatically determining 
the names of your mailboxes.  OfflineIMAP can help these programs by writing 
the names of the folders in a format you specify.  See the example 
offlineimap.conf for details.
-<h2 id="IMAPServerNotes">IMAP Server Notes</h2>
-In general, OfflineIMAP works with any IMAP server that provides compatibility 
with the IMAP RFCs.  Some servers provide imperfect compatibility that may be 
good enough for general clients.  OfflineIMAP needs more features, specifically 
support for UIDs, in order to do its job accurately and completely.
-<h3 id="MicrosoftExchange">Microsoft Exchange</h3>
-Several users have reported problems with Microsoft Exchange servers in 
conjunction with OfflineIMAP. This generally seems to be related to the 
Exchange servers not properly following the IMAP standards.
-Mark Biggers has posted some <a class="ext-link" 
 class="icon">information</span></a> to the OfflineIMAP mailing list about how 
he made it work.
-Other users have indicated that older (5.5) releases of Exchange are so bad 
that they will likely not work at all.
-I do not have access to Exchange servers for testing, so any problems with it, 
if they can even be solved at all, will require help from OfflineIMAP users to 
find and fix. 
-<h2 id="ClientNotes">Client Notes</h2>
-<h3 id="WhatclientsdoesOfflineIMAPworkwith">What clients does OfflineIMAP work 
-Any client that supports Maildir.  Popular ones include mutt, Evolution, 
Thunderbird, and KMail.
-With OfflineIMAP's IMAP-to-IMAP syncing, this can be even wider; see the next 
-<h3 id="Evolution">Evolution</h3>
-OfflineIMAP can work with Evolution. To do so, first configure your 
OfflineIMAP account to have <tt>sep = /</tt> in its configuration. Then, 
configure Evolution with the "Maildir-format mail directories" server type. For 
the path, you will need to specify the name of the top-level folder 
<i>inside</i> your OfflineIMAP storage location. You're now set!
-<h3 id="KMail">KMail</h3>
-At this time, I believe that OfflineIMAP with Maildirs is not compatible with 
KMail. KMail cannot work in any mode other than to move all messages out of all 
folders immediately, which (besides being annoying and fundamentally broken) is 
incompatible with OfflineIMAP.
-However, I have made KMail version 3 work well with OfflineIMAP by installing 
an IMAP server on my local machine, having OfflineIMAP sync to that, and 
pointing KMail at the same server. 
-<h3 id="Mutt">Mutt</h3>
-<h4 id="DoIneedtousesetmaildir_trash">Do I need to use set maildir_trash?</h4>
-Other IMAP sync programs require you to do this.  OfflineIMAP does not.  
You'll get the best results without it, in fact, though turning it on won't 
hurt anything.
-<h4 id="HowdoIsetupmbnameswithmutt">How do I set up mbnames with mutt?</h4>
-The example offlineimap.conf file has this example.  In your offlineimap.conf, 
you'll list this:
-<pre class="wiki">[mbnames]
-enabled = yes
-filename = ~/Mutt/muttrc.mailboxes
-header = "mailboxes "
-peritem = "+%(accountname)s/%(foldername)s"
-sep = " "
-footer = "\n"
-Then in your .muttrc:
-<pre class="wiki">source ~/Mutt/muttrc.mailboxes
-You might also want to set:
-<pre class="wiki">set mbox_type=Maildir
-set folder=$HOME/Maildirpath
-The OfflineIMAP manual has a more detailed example for doing this for multiple 
-<h2 id="MiscellaneousQuestions">Miscellaneous Questions</h2>
-<h3 id="WhyareyourMaildirmessagefilenamessolong">Why are your Maildir message 
filenames so long?</h3>
-OfflineIMAP has two relevant principles: 1) never modifying your messages in 
any way and 2) ensuring 100% reliable synchronizations. In order to do a 
reliable sync, OfflineIMAP  must have a way to uniquely identify each e-mail. 
Three pieces of information are required to do this: your account name, the 
folder name, and the message UID. The account name can be calculated from the 
path in which your messages are. The folder name can usually be as well, BUT 
some mail clients move messages between folders by simply moving the file, 
leaving the name intact.
-So, OfflineIMAP must store both a UID folder ID. The folder ID is necessary so 
OfflineIMAP can detect a message moved to a different folder. OfflineIMAP 
stores the UID (U= number) and an md5sum of the foldername (FMD5= number) to 
facilitate this. 
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-  </script>
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-<div id="altlinks"><h3>Download in other formats:</h3><ul><li class="first 
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