[PLUG] offlineimap / isync alternatives or solution to uid validity issues

Amarendra Godbole amarendra.godbole at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 19:56:42 IST 2012

Data is never corrupted as far as I know. However, deleting cache is required.


pl. excuse brevity & possible typos - sent from a tiny device.

On 18-Apr-2012, at 7:52 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:

> I have been using offlineimap and isync - more or less similar
> applications to sync local Maildir with IMAP server. (Rather tried isync
> after running into captioned issue with offlineimap to see whether it
> improves on this aspect. But eventually even isync ran into this.)
> I have found that both these apps run into "uid validity" errors over a
> period of time. Once you run into this issue, there is no easy way out,
> except for deleting the cached data and resyncing.
> I am not sure whether this issue is avoidable (since I do not understand
> what causes it - perhaps a broken sync operation due to power down in the
> middle of sync or network issue, rather than any geuine changes on server
> side. That's a guess.)
> Are there any alternatives to offline viewing of mails such that you can
> sync the changes made locally back to the server (just like either of the
> above programs does).
> Alternatively, is there any way to avoid above problem or a safe, reliable
> way to mitigate corrupt local data?
> Mayuresh.
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