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Re: [opensuse] question on tunderbird/seamonkey mail imap offline mirroring
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On 2016-01-29 18:10, Istvan Gabor wrote:

My IMAP mailbox at my ISP is close to full. I would like to delete
most of its content form the IMAP server but keep messages locally.

I use seamonkey mail (almost equal to thunderbird if I know
correctly) with configured IMAP mailboxes.

Very similar to Thunderbird, they share code I believe.

There is an option for download/synchronize messages for offline
use which makes a local copy of the messages. My question is if I
use this method, and delete messages on the server afterwards not
from seamonkey mail (eg in webmail), will be the local messages
deleted after a new connection started from seamonkey mail? In
other words is the synchronization bi-directional or

They will be deleted.

If bi-directional, what would be the most effective way to clear
the server while keeping local messages with possibly maintaining
the original directory tree?

Just mark the emails and block copy or move to another folder, which
can be a local folder (ie, files in your home directory) or in another
imap server, local or remote. I use local, served by dovecot. There
are many variants of the procedure.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

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