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Re: For the complete novice. Backend. Mail in gnus.

From: Hadron Quark
Subject: Re: For the complete novice. Backend. Mail in gnus.
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 10:00:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Don Saklad <> writes:

> For the complete novice setting up mail in gnus, in that context
> what is the robust definition or definitions of this term?...
> backend
> A definition or definitions that makes the term backend
> completely clear for any novice.

Possibly it could be this easy:

"A mail backend system fetches and formats email for later manipulation
and display by a compatible front end. GNUS provides one such frontend
User Interface".

Here are listed different backends and the storage format which a front
end must be compatible with in order to use that data.

If you read what these backends do, it will be clear enough.

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