#380 ✓closed

No option to disable offline sync

Reported by larstobi | April 16th, 2013 @ 08:13 AM

I just installed MailMate, and imported an account from Thunderbird. At first startup MailMate started to download ALL my messages in all my folders. This is not what I want, and I couldn't find an option to not sync everything anywhere.

I would expect to be able to use an IMAP account without synchronizing all email, but instead downloading messages on demand.

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  • benny

    benny April 16th, 2013 @ 10:56 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “closed”

    Sorry, MailMate is currently a fully offline email client for IMAP. The only way to limit what is downloaded is to unsubscribe mailboxes (or use a very experimental primitive hidden preference to make MailMate ignore old messages).

    I might implement more flexibility with respect to the offline behavior, but it is unlikely to ever be close to a “classic” online IMAP client. For example, it is not very likely that I'll support IMAP SEARCH.

    I can guess this is not what you expected, but this is how MailMate is designed. (If you have bought a license key then you can, of course, get a refund.)

    In any case, thanks for trying out MailMate.

  • larstobi

    larstobi April 16th, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

    Thanks for replying. My email account uses 15 GB, so using a fully offline client is not for me. I didn't realize MailMate was offline only. Thanks anyway!

  • benny

    benny April 16th, 2013 @ 11:47 AM

    Very understandable. Just to emphasize: It is possible to synchronize a subset of your mailboxes (using “Edit Subscriptions...”) in case there is a subset which is sufficient for daily use. The rest can then be searched using webmail or an online IMAP client. Then the offline behavior might even be a good thing.

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