How do you synchronize your notmuch tags across multiple machines?

Dan Čermák dan.cermak at
Mon Jan 14 15:00:14 PST 2019


thanks for sharing your setup!

I have two points/questions:
1. Since your server runs dovecot & postfix, do you use this as your
   primary email server and forward all your email to it or do you use
   some other method to keep it synchronized with your email accounts?

2. I think the sync command was dropped from your email (see the quoted
   part below).



jpellegrini <j_p at> writes:

> Perhaps a bit late to reply to this, but I believe this can be useful:
> I managed to sync one machine which runs postfix and receives my email, and
> other three (home desktop, work desktop and notebook).
> - the server runs Postfix and Dovecot
> - muchsync is configured to synchronize local maildirs in the clients with
> the same maildir which is used by postfix and dovecot
> - the only synchronization I saw as necessary was to not let 2 different
> muchsync clients, or the dovecot server, to access the maildir at the same
> time (postfix never removes or edits messages, it only drops them in the
> maildir). since dovecot /does/ provide a maildir locking program, this was
> actually easy to do:
>   the clients run this:
>  in  the server, the program that muchsync runs (the $remote_program above)
> is
> - also, since both myuser, dovecote and postfix will write to the same
> directory, I had to configure dovecot and postfix to use my uid and gid (I
> actually have these in a postfixadmin setup, so they're in adatabase).
> So far it works fine -- because I don't need to use IMAP all the time. I
> mostly use notmuch-aware clientes in the desktops and notebook, and only use
> IMAP from the phone.
> Hope this is useful.
> J.
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