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This is expanding on my previous Question.

Is it possible to synchronize mail between two servers using imap?

I am using getmail and dovecot on my home server to get mail from my ISP and store it locally. However, what I want to do is keep my server and the isp server synchronised. I've heard of offlineimap and imap sync but they don't sound like what I am after (more than happy to be proven wrong).

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I think offlineimap and imapsync might be what you are after... – alex Aug 29 '10 at 10:43
This question is not off-topic at all. Any business or professionals could be in that configuration, I do know several professionals that are exactly in the same context. – Gilles LAMIRAL Aug 3 '14 at 13:05
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To quote the offlineimap web page:

You get a current copy of your messages on each computer, and changes you make one place will be visible on all other systems. For instance, you can delete a message on your home computer, and it will appear deleted on your work computer as well.

That sounds like its exactly what you want (in fact, it sounds like they use your exact example!). I use offlineimap myself, and its a very nice program; let me know how this works out for you!

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I liked larch, it was really fast, imapsync worked well too – Jacob Evans May 15 at 1:50

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