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Re: struggling with gnus imap


From: Roger Mason
Subject: Re: struggling with gnus imap
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 14:54:58 -0330
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Hello,

harven <address@hidden> writes:

> "Sven Bretfeld" <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Roger Mason <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>>> What do you see when you "open server buffer" (use "^" in gnus to do that)?
>>>
>>> {nnfolder:archive} (opened)
>>>      {nnimap:MUN} (opened)
>>>      {nnml:} (opened)
>>>      {nntp:coranto.ucs.mun.ca} (opened) (agent)
>>
>> I also shifted from nnml to nnimap this week. I had similar problems at
>> the beginning. As far as I can remember, it worked after I deleted
>> (renamed) ~/.newsrc and ~/.newsrc.eld. But you have to subscribe to all
>> groups again and re-create your topics if you do that. But this takes
>> only a few seconds. Just open the server buffer with "^" enter the
>> servers (RET) and hit "u" on every relevant group. Your imap-Server MUN
>> should show all folders extant on the server as groups ready to be
>> subscribed.
>>
>> You can create new imap-folders by hitting "G m" in the summary buffer.
>> Type in a name (e.g. "Important") RET nnimap:MUN RET. Hit "G del" if you
>> want to delete a folder.
>>
>> I still don't know how I should configure expiry. I would like to delete
>> the mail in some folders by hand (in case of folders where I keep
>> messages that still demand action), while the usual inbox should delete
>> its contents automatically after some 30 days.
>>
>> Greetings
>>
>> Sven
>
> This can be done using gnus-parameters. 
> See (info"(gnus)Group Parameters") under the item expiry-wait. For example,
>
> (setq nnmail-expiry-wait 30)
> (setq gnus-parameters
>  '(("imap.*\\|nndoc.*" 
>      (expiry-wait . immediate))
>    ("name-of-some-folder"
>      (expiry-wait . never))))

The key was surprizingly simple: "^"!

Thank-you Jean, Sven, Richard and Harven.  It is now working.  I will
be exploring how to move mail that I want to keep from the imap server
to my office machine over the coming days.  No doubt I will have more
questions.

Thanks again.

Roger


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