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Re: Switching backends

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: Switching backends
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 16:28:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.97 (gnu/linux)

Sebastian Tennant <> writes:

> I'd like to switch backends and migrate all my old nnfolder mail to
> nnml (for ease of indexing).

First of all, you can keep your old nnfolder folders and migrate them
on a case-by-case basis, as needed.

Secondly, you can turn off topics mode in the group buffer, sort the
groups such that all nnfolder groups are together, then record a
keyboard macro that does the following:

- Extract the group name from the current line in the group buffer
  (sans nnfolder prefix).
- Create a new group with the same name in the nnml backend (with G m).
- Enter the nnfolder group, showing all articles, no threading.
- M P a to mark all articles.
- B m to move or B c to copy them into the nnml group.
- Exit the nnfolder group, returning to the group buffer.
- Advance to the next group in the group buffer.

Then execute that macro as often as needed.

This seems somewhat obvious, though, so I'm not sure if it really


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