Offlineimap With Dreamhost


I like to use offlineimap to sync my server’s IMAP mail with my local maildir folders. I just started using Dreamhost as my mail host (which I love by the way), but I’m having problems with offlineimap.

Basically, I get the following errors occasionally:

***** Processing account Dreamhost
Copying folder structure from IMAP to Maildir
Establishing connection to
Syncing INBOX: IMAP -> Maildir
WARNING: UID validity problem for folder INBOX (saved 1167932556; got 1168703442); skipping it

When a folder is skipped, none of the messages are synced.

The offlineimap FAQ says that this happens because the system id of the IMAP folder on the server is changing periodically. offlineimap doesn’t support IMAP folders whose id changes, so it seems as though I can’t use this tool any more.

Is anyone out there using offlineimap with their dreamhost e-mail account? If not, then is there another IMAP-syncing tool that works for you?

Thanks a ton in advance!

Tom Purl