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Re: Can someone confirm this...

From: Marcus Frings
Subject: Re: Can someone confirm this...
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:39:49 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

* address@hidden (Paulo Jorge O. C. Matos) wrote:

> Hi, can someone pls confirm this: If I don't set any variable
> about expiring articles in the .gnus and then I press E for an
> article (to make it expirable manually) and if that article is a
> mail from an imap server, gnus will delete that article from the
> server 1 week later.

> Is this correct?

Yes, this is correct:

,----[ (info "(gnus)Expiring Mail") ]
|    To make Gnus get rid of your unwanted mail, you have to mark the
| articles as "expirable".  (With the default key bindings, this means
| that you have to type `E'.)  This does not mean that the articles will
| disappear right away, however.  In general, a mail article will be
| deleted from your system if, 1) it is marked as expirable, AND 2) it is
| more than one week old.  If you do not mark an article as expirable, it
| will remain on your system until hell freezes over.  This bears
| repeating one more time, with some spurious capitalizations: IF you do
| NOT mark articles as EXPIRABLE, Gnus will NEVER delete those ARTICLES.

> What about if I want to delete the E-messages from the server
> immediately ? 

Press `B <backspace>'.

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ein schnelles Pferd, der Falke auf seiner Faust und der Wind in seinem Haar." -
"Falsch! Conan, sag Du es mir!" - "Zu kämpfen mit dem Feind, ihn zu verfolgen
und zu vernichten und sich zu erfreuen an dem Geschrei der Weiber."

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