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       lei - an overview of lei mail synchronization

       lei(1) provides several plumbing-level commands to synchronize mail and
       keywords (flags) between lei/store and existing IMAP and Maildir
       stores.  Nothing documented in this manpage is required for day-to-day
       use against externals.

       Mail and keyword synchronization is currently a clunky process.  Future
       work will be done to improve it and add IMAP IDLE support.

         # import mail from a user's IMAP inbox and give it the "inbox" label:
         lei import +L:inbox imaps://user@example.com/INBOX

         # dump "inbox" labeled files from the past week to a Maildir
         lei q L:inbox rt:last.week.. -o /tmp/results

         # open /tmp/results in your favorite mail agent.  If inotify or kevent
         # works, keyword changes (e.g. marking messages as `seen') are
         # synchronized automatically.

         # If the inotify queue overflows, or if lei-daemon crashes,
         # "lei index" will tell lei about keyword changes:
         lei index /tmp/results

         # Optional: cleanup stale entries from mail_sync.sqlite3
         lei refresh-mail-sync /tmp/results

         # to export keyword changes back to IMAP
         lei export-kw imaps://user@example.com/INBOX

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