[gmailieer] fast fetch and two-way tag synchronization between notmuch and GMail
eg at gaute.vetsj.com
Sun Mar 26 22:52:08 PDT 2017
Rafael Avila de Espindola writes on mars 27, 2017 4:32:
> I currently have a mbsync + notmuch setup and I am just about to give
> this a try.
> One question is what the notmuch setup should look like. I assume I
> should create a new config file pointing to the directory where the
> emails will be written to. Do I have to run notmuch setup to create the
Yes, it is a good idea to just back up your entire notmuch db and set up
a new one to test gmailieer with.
gmailieer respects $NOTMUCH_CONFIG and reads it to figure out which
'new' tags to add (no need to use inbox or unread here, that will only
create confusion - I only use 'new' to do tagging).
Assuming you want to set up a separate notmuch database to test you do
get a client secret API key for gmailieer , you only need this
during setup or if gmailieer needs to be re-authenticated. so store it
somewhere safe, say: ~/.secret/client_secret.json. ideally this should
be unnecessary .
# setting up a separate notmuch db
$ mkdir ~/test_mail/ # our new mail root
$ cd ~/test_mail
$ export NOTMUCH_CONFIG=$(pwd)/.notmuch-config
$ mkdir mail # new mail database root
$ notmuch setup
* specify ~/test_mail/mail as mail database
* specify only 'new' as new tag
$ notmuch new # create db
$ cd mail
NOTE: As long as you are using a non-standard notmuch config location make
sure that environment variable is set when using gmailieer.
# setting up gmailieer
$ mkdir gmail
* this will be the gmailieer local repository.
* it should be a sub-dir of the root mail db.
* you can keep other mail (from other accounts) outside this
gmailieer local repository.
$ cd gmail
$ gmi auth -c ~/.secret/client_secret.json
* authenticate gmailieer, choose the correct account, say:
charlie.root at gmail.com
$ gmi init -a charlie.root at gmail.com # gmailieer should now be set up
$ gmi pull # does the initial pull, fetching all you messages - this
# could take some time.
When you want to synchronize your account you do:
$ gmi sync # which effectively does gmi push; gmi pull
this will also update the notmuch database so it should not be necessary
to run 'notmuch new' afterwards.
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