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Re: Error, unknown mail format!

From: Sven Joachim
Subject: Re: Error, unknown mail format!
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 20:49:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On 2008-05-16 18:36 +0200, imputerate wrote:

> 1. ubuntu, beta-hardy crashed; i rebooted;
> 2. loaded emacs, then gnus:
> got the expected:
> Gnus auto-save file exists.  Do you want to read it? (y or
> n)
> 3. hit 'y' and then got this:
> Error, unknown mail format! (Possibly corrupted buffer ` *nnmail
> incoming*'.)

Recently I had such an experience myself, it was due to a corrupted
mail-source-crash-box file.  By default that file is named
~/.emacs-mail-crash-box, try to move it out of the way before you start

The error message and handling could probably use some improvement.


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