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Example of a failure:

***** Processing account GMail
Copying folder structure from Gmail to MappedIMAP
Establishing connection to
WARNING: Error occured attempting to sync account GMail: [Errno 8] _ssl.c:490: E
OF occurred in violation of protocol
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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 17:06

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This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! – Jorge Castro Nov 27 '11 at 23:35

Check out Greg's post here:

It's a really good summary and he has a sample .offlineimaprc for Gmail. His has a much different RepositoryRemote section

[Repository RemoteGmail]
type = IMAP
remotehost =
remoteuser = $
remotepass = yep
ssl = yes
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It looks like there is a bug in the way either Gmail or whatever offlineimap uses (OpenSSL I assume?) implements SSL?

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urllib =) see my answer – Dima Aug 27 '10 at 18:04

This is a bug in python/urlib[2] there are some fixes in python2.6/2.7 but apps need to be ported as well.


except that I'm wrong. It uses python ssl module, which uses OpenSSL.

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