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Re: Gnus writing to ~/.emacs-mail-crash-box on each mail it downloads.

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Gnus writing to ~/.emacs-mail-crash-box on each mail it downloads.
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 19:32:27 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

address@hidden (Galen Boyer) writes:

> >> Ever since that occurence, when I hit `g', Gnus first splits
> >> out the previously saved ~/.emacs-mail-crash-box into their
> >> correct groups and then it downloads all of my POP mail and
> >> writes it to the crash box.  I checked this by searching the
> >> particular groups for the messages I saw in the crash box
> >> saving a copy of this file, hitting `g'
> > 
> > It is a feature of Gnus, so that your mails are saved even when
> > Emacs crashes.
> But, why do I have to wait until the next `g' to actually get my
> mail split into the appropriate group?

I think I have seen that happen when an error occurs talking to
another backend (IIRC I had nnslashdot set up, and the format
changed, or maybe it was the same mail backend with a second server
set up). Does anything appear in *Messages* that might provide a clue
to what is happening?

Jason Rumney

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