I am the author of OfflineIMAP, a bidirectional IMAP mail syncing tool for people that wish to read their IMAP mail without needing to be connected to an IMAP server.
It is basically "done", having fulfilled its original purpose. OfflineIMAP is functional, multi-threaded, and works well for me.
There are some new features people would like to see -- hooks for things to do to a message as it's being downloaded, some tweaks to the IMAP protocol handler, etc.
I have found that I don't have the time or interest to work on OfflineIMAP anymore, and I'm wondering if there is anyone out in the Python community that would be interested in taking over this code.
OfflineIMAP is GPL'd and written 100% in Python. You can get it with:
darcs get http://darcs.complete.org/offlineimap
Or download tarballs from
If you're interested, please drop me a line or post to the OfflineIMAP mailing list (see lists.complete.org for info)