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Re: nnir-notmuch-engine setup with gnus/offlineimap/dovecot

From: myglc2
Subject: Re: nnir-notmuch-engine setup with gnus/offlineimap/dovecot
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:28:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Dave Abrahams <> writes:

> on Thu Sep 29 2016, myglc2 <> wrote:
>> Dave Abrahams <> writes:
>>> though I am about to try dropping it because doveadm sync is already
>>> part of dovecot)
>> A couple months ago I put a fair amount of effort into trying to use
>> dovecot sync. I ended up concluding that mbsync is faster and easier to
>> config.
> Really!
> I always knew it was pretty great, but this is quite surprising given
> that doveadm sync has access to dovecot's internals and can store state
> across sync runs.

I was attracted to the idea of dovecot sync for the same reasons. But in
practice I found that the linkage between dovecot internals and dovecot
sync was confusing and the documentation was difficult to follow.

In fairness, I should say I only experimented with dovecot and never
made it my daily driver. A savvy dovecot person might see it

> Do you have any further details?

I got as far as syncing between Gmail and a local Dovecot service and
watching it work. I was surprised when it was slower than mbsync. The
logging/debugging also seemed less informative.

At about the same time I decided to use ~/Maildir with git backup as my
primary mail archive, so I didn't investigate it further.

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