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Re: More emacs instances

From: Andrea Crotti
Subject: Re: More emacs instances
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 19:17:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (darwin)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> I know this topic is straying a bit and perhaps should be on the gnus
> list, but since we're talking about it…
> I am using gmail POP and want to switch to IMAP, using offlineimap.
> Since I've been deleting mails from the server under POP usage, I've
> only got the most recent month or so of mail on the gmail servers.
> Now if I switch to a setup where gnus and offlineimap use the same
> maildir for their mail, that means my old messages will be deleted (or
> at least can't be stored in that maildir) when I switch to IMAP, right?
> But if offlineimap populates a maildir, and gnus uses it as a mail
> source to slurp up its messages, does that mean that from here on out
> I'll have two copies of all my mail: offlineimap's maildir, and gnus'
> group folders? Is it possible to delete the retrieved messages from
> offlineimap's maildir, without confusing offlineimap?
> I hope this makes sense! I'm sure there's a simple solution, and I'll be
> backing up thoroughly before I mess with it, but I'd love to hear how
> this works for other people…
> Thanks!
> Eric 

Mm I don't see why you would have two copies, if offlineimap is
bidirectional and if gnus is not behaving too crazily the changes you do
to your Maildir will be also written on the remote imap server.

Is that correct?
Another way is to have an imap server running locally on the machine and
that should be even easier...

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