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Re: Gnus and offline Email

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Gnus and offline Email
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:07:11 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Filipp Gunbin <> writes:

> Hi,
> On 12/11/2016 16:11 +0100, Tim Zander wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> how do I set-up Gnus (and my GNU/Linux operating) to read and send my
>> emails? Preferably with IMAP but it should also work offline. Everything
>> I found online was very old, but if you know that some guide still works
>> today I could give it a try.
>> My email provider is and I am using GNU Emacs
>> on Trisquel 7.0 (if this makes any difference).
>> Many Thanks,
>> Tim
> A less popular, but working way is to download mail via IMAP as you
> would do via POP.  Like that:
> (setq mail-sources '((imap :server "" 
>                          :user "" 
>                          :stream tls)))
> (setq gnus-select-method '(nnnil ""))
> (setq gnus-secondary-select-methods
>       '((nnfolder "mailserver"
>                 (nnfolder-directory "~/mailfolder"))))

Interesting. So, for my own information, this basically creates a
one-way sync with your mail server? What happens if, say, you delete a
message locally, then sync again? Will it replace the message, or is it
a "blind" one-way sync?

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