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From: (Eric W. Biederman)
To: Eric Wong <>
Cc: Alyssa Ross <>,
Subject: Re: Do I need multiple publicinbox.<name>.address values?
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:58:45 -0500
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191008224104.GA24142@dcvr>

Eric Wong <> writes:

> "Eric W. Biederman" <> wrote:
>> 	my $tracker = PublicInbox::IMAPTracker->new();
> Thanks.  What's PublicInbox::IMAPTracker?

Something that keeps the last fetched UID in an sqlite database.
I will follow up with a patch for that as well.

I haven't been brave enough to let this script delete any mail
yet so I need to track what has been fetched.  Something that
will be rolled back if the email message isn't commited into git.

I have a companion script that will delete mail.

I mostly sent it so that there is some idea what I am working with.

In context of this discussion I don't remember how often I am looking at
the "Delivered-To:" header.  That is almost gone but I know for a while
I was using that as well.

>> for (;;imap_sleep()) {
>> 	# Run fetch_mail in it's own separate process so
>> 	# that if something goes wrong the process exits
>> 	# and everything cleans up properly.
>> 	#
>> 	# Running fetch_mail in an eval block is not enough
>> 	# to prevent leaks of locks and other resources.
> I was thinking along the same lines :)
> The rest looked good and it's definitely something I can work
> with to get supportable in a way that reuses git's credential
> system and configs.

I think fundamentally the script sucks because it is one email message
at a time (not using IMAPs overlapping), the script is polling (NOT
using IMAP idle), and I have magic to go from the server that I need
to fetch to the actual domain.

But in practice the script seems to be working reliably even in the
event of an error right now.


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Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-07 22:13 Alyssa Ross
2019-10-08  0:10 ` Eric Wong
2019-10-08 12:18   ` ebiederm
2019-10-08 12:23     ` [PATCH] Add support for mailing list information ebiederm
2019-10-08 22:11     ` Do I need multiple publicinbox.<name>.address values? Eric Wong
2019-10-08 22:24       ` ebiederm
2019-10-08 22:41         ` Eric Wong
2019-10-09  7:58           ` ebiederm [this message]
2019-10-09  8:15             ` [PATCH 0/4] Various bits to support import_imap_mailbox ebiederm
2019-10-09  8:16               ` [PATCH 1/4] PublicInbox::Import Smuggle a raw message into add ebiederm
2019-10-09  8:17               ` [PATCH 2/4] PublicInbox::Config: Process mailboxes in sorted order ebiederm
2019-10-10  9:43                 ` Eric Wong
2019-10-10 11:05                   ` ebiederm
2019-10-09  8:23               ` [PATCH 3/4] Add support for looking up repos by their directories ebiederm
2019-10-09  8:25               ` [PATCH 4/4] IMAPTracker: Add a helper to track our place in reading imap mailboxes ebiederm
2019-10-10 19:08               ` ibx->{listid} autoviv fixup [was: [PATCH 0/4] Various bits to support import_imap_mailbox] Eric Wong
2019-10-10 21:23                 ` ebiederm
2019-10-10  8:31             ` Do I need multiple publicinbox.<name>.address values? Eric Wong
2019-10-10 10:56               ` ebiederm
2019-10-09 11:59   ` Alyssa Ross
2019-10-10 10:06     ` Eric Wong

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