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Re: Gnus and multiple Email servers

From: Byung-Hee HWANG
Subject: Re: Gnus and multiple Email servers
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:55:55 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> ...
> A mail source is an external "place" that mail comes from. Gnus doesn't
> own or manage that source, it simply fetches the mail from there, then
> stores it in a select method. As Gnus is storing the mail, it might also
> split it.
> So no, you can't use a mail source without a select method, because once
> Gnus has got mail from the source, it has to put it somewhere.
> A mail source is most often a POP server, or a mail spool.
> It's confusing because some select methods essentially act as their own
> mail sources, most notably IMAP and NNTP servers. An nnmaildir select
> method can also be configured to find new mail "in place", if it's being
> delivered there by some other process. In these cases, you won't be
> using mail sources at all (I don't have any mail sources).
> Hope that helps!

Thanks Eric, i didn't know about mail source, thanks again!

Sincerely, Gnus fan Byung-Hee

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