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To: S P Arif Sahari Wibowo <arifsaha@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: OfflineIMAP & UW IMAPd
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 08:32:57 -0500

S P Arif Sahari Wibowo wrote:
> Hi,
> OfflineIMAP has a section about its problem with IMAP server 
> that does not keep UID persistent between sessions, such as UW 
> IMAPd, as explained here: 
> Is this still a problem between current version of OfflineIMAP 
> and latest version of UW IMAPd? Is there any work around?

That question rests entirely in the UW IMAPd camp; if they preserve UIDs
now, then OfflineIMAP will work better with it now.

> It also make me curious how OfflineIMAP use UID for 
> synchronization; does it keep a mapping between UID in the first 
> repository and UID in the second repository for each message?

Yes, exactly.  That eliminates any guesswork as to which messages
corresponds with which.

-- John

> Thanks!

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