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To: Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Google Chats with offlineimap
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 16:55:02 -0500

Can you rerun with -1 -d imap, edit out any passwords or confidential
data, and post the result?

Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-08-13 at 10:42 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 06:56 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-08-05 at 15:08 -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>>>> Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> Sometimes my friends forward me google chats, which have additional
>>>>> headers which look like this:-
>>>>> X-Google-Chat-Start: 1249355382000
>>>>> X-Google-Chat-End: 1249360592000
>>>>> X-Google-Chat-With: someone'
>>>>> Offlineimap's python parser chokes on uploading these messages to the
>>>>> IMAP server. Removing those lines fixes the issue, but I have to
>>>>> manually do that everytime I get one of these emails. Note, there is no
>>>>> problem with downloading from the server, but I tend to file my emails
>>>>> to another folder, and it can't upload from that folder to the server.> 
>>>> I think we'd have to see the last bits of a debug log and the specific
>>>> error messages to have any idea what's going on.
>>> Ah, silly me, forgot to change the header previously, sorry for messing
>>> up people's threading.
>>> I will include the debug logs as soon as I get another google chat
>>> email, I manually correct them when I get them, since I do need to get
>>> other mails. Will follow up.
>> Whaddaya know, when I finally get a google chat, it works flawlessly
>> now. I have not updated offlineimap in the meantime (there was a release
>> today, wasn't there?) so that won't explain it. I did check the mail
>> itself, it had those three lines as above but synced flawlessly.
>> Will continue to keep an eye out, if it happens again will remember to
>> reproduce and send.
> Finally I got an email with the same error message. While cutting it
> down to minimal size (basically removing the email) I noticed a few
> things. Firstly, if I get it to the condition that it IS working
> (removing X-Google-Chat lines does this, as well as changing the names
> of the sender/chatted-with-person), the next sync will be successful as
> well, even though I revert my local copy to the non-working one. This
> seems to indicate that there is no problem if offlineimap's UID matches
> the one on Gmail's servers. The problem ONLY appears when I have a 'new'
> mail which has been copied into my maildir (for example, when moving a
> mail from my Inbox to its storage folder in Evolution).
> Anyway, am attaching the minimal message as far as I can figure it out,
> which always gives me the error if I paste it into a maildir (does not
> exist on my server-side gmail), as well as the log of the output from
> offlineimap with all the errors.

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