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Re: Gnus and nnimap difficulties

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Gnus and nnimap difficulties
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 12:17:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> These days I created my first IMAP account and now am fiddeling to get
> it working as I want it. Most basic things work. I subscribed the IMAP
> folders in the server buffer. I can read my mail and copy/move
> mails arround in my (IMAP)-folder.
> But one thing is weird: I cannot delete mail (with `B DEL') in IMAP
> folders. Gnus always says: 
>          "Couldn't delete articles (<article_numbers>)".
> I tried it with Gnus-5.10.6 and a current NoGnus with the same result.
> Here are my settings:
> (setq gnus-secondary-select-methods 
>       '((nnml "")
>       (nnimap "GMX"
>               (nnimap-address "")
>               (nnimap-stream tls))))
> My authorization infos are in ~/.authinfo.
> My email account is at Do they have a "bad" IMAP support or is
> it my fault?

Maybe during tinkering, your cache got corrupted.  Try 'rm -rf
~/News/agent/nnimap/GMX/' (it is OK to run it even when Gnus is
running, AFAIK) and see if the problem disappear.  It sounds as if
Gnus is trying to delete an article that has already been deleted on
the server.

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