[Gllug] Rsync dovecot Maildir directories

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Tue Apr 6 10:45:55 UTC 2010

On 04/06/2010 11:23 AM, Michael-John Turner wrote:
>> into Maildir folders using Dovecot IMAP. The thing is I'm now wondering
>> what the implications are for rsync-ing to my laptop for weekends away.
> An alternative solution is to run an IMAP server on your laptop and
> synchronise that with your main IMAP server using imapsync[1].

Why not just turn on local caching in thunderbird, and not need to worry 
about things like this? Thunderbird has ( atleast since >= 3.x ) very 
good offline support.

The other advantage of offloading this job to the mail client is that 
you no longer need to manually merge chunks of emails back upstream ( 
which is what one might need to do if using multiple imap servers - and 
they both see content changing ).

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