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

From: Rainer M Krug
Subject: Re: nnir-notmuch-engine setup with gnus/offlineimap/dovecot
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:06:23 +0200
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myglc2 <> writes:

> 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
> differently.
>> 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.

Ha - git as backup for maildir - sounds perfect. Never thought about


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