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Manual Reference Pages  -  MAILSYNC (1)

NAME

mailsync - Synchronize IMAP mailboxes

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS

mailsync [options] channel
or
mailsync [options] store
or
mailsync [options] channel store

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the mailsync command.

mailsync is a way of keeping a collection of mailboxes synchronized. The mailboxes may be on the local filesystem or on an IMAP server.

There are three invocations of mailsync:

The first will synchronize two sets of mailboxes - in mailsync referred to as "stores".

The second form will list the contents of a store. It’s usage is recommended before synchronizing two stores to check whether mailsync is seeing what you are expecting it to see.

The third form will show you what has changed in a store since the last sync.

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below.
-f file Use alternate config file.
-n Don’t delete messages when synchronizing.
-D Delete any empty mailboxes after synchronizing..
-m Show from, subject, etc. of messages that are killed or moved when synchronzing.
-M Also show message-ids (turns on -m).
-s Says would would be done without doing it (turns on -n). Attention: this will change the "Seen" flag of emails and will create new, empty mailboxes in order to be able to compare them.
-v Show IMAP chatter.
-vb Show warning about braindammaged message ids
-vw Show warnings
-vp Show RFC 822 mail parsing errors
-h Show help.
-d Show debug info. -di Debug/log IMAP protocol telemetry. -dc Debug config.
-t mid Use mailsync with specified message-id algorithm. Currently you have the choice between md5 and msgid (default). msgid uses the Message-ID in the mail header to identify a message. md5 calculates a MD5 hash from the "From", "To", "Subject", "Date" and "Message-ID" headers and uses that as message identifier.

If you use mailclients and servers that allow empty Message-IDs (f.ex. in mail drafts) then you should use the md5 algorithm.

SEE ALSO

There is more documentation in /usr/share/doc/mailsync , and in /usr/share/doc/libc-clientxxxxxx/internal.txt

AUTHOR

Originally written by Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux system. Updates by T. Pospisek <tpo_deb@sourcepole.ch>.
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