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Re: read mail in mbox files


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: read mail in mbox files
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:08:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

ernest <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> This is my setup: I use fetchmail to get mail from
> different POP/IMAP servers, then split the incoming
> mail with procmail into different mbox files in ~/Mail.
> What I'd like is gnus to work directly on these mbox
> files. Is this possible? What backend do I need?
> I'd say I don't even want a backend, because I don't
> want to copy mail anywhere!
> Frankly, I'm a bit confused :/
> Cheers,
> Ernest

You're not alone! This is *probably* the nnml backend.

   (setq gnus-select-method '(nnml "nnml"))

That said I dont know for sure ;)

I mention it because the default is  ~/Mail.

But a point : despite using Gnus for a few years now I am not clear
on what "incoming mail" means in the context.  Possibly it looks in
/var/spool/mail. But since your mail is already there, I dunno. 

Best of luck!





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