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Re: any way to get more detailed output of what is happening with imap?

From: Ed
Subject: Re: any way to get more detailed output of what is happening with imap?
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:44:04 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 26, 7:00 am, Ed <> wrote:
> Howdy all!
> I'm using 22.2.1 with gnus 5.11.
> Is there any way to get more output on what is going on with GNUS?
> I recently had to switch to an IMAP server using ssl and my sysadmin
> tells me that I am logging into the IMAP server successfully. But my
> groups buffer just shows asteriks instead of numbers of messages:
>        *: nnml+private:crazy
>        *: nnml+private:junk
>        *: nnml+private:returned
>        *: nnml+private:support
>        *: nnml+private:autotools
>        *: nnml+private:private
> My *Messages* buffer has this to say:
> imap: Opening SSL connection with `/usr/bin/openssl s_client -ssl3 -
> CAfile ...
> Waiting for response from mail...done
> Parsing authinfo file `~/.authinfo'.
> imap: Plaintext authentication...
> Opening nnimap server on mail...done
> Reading active file from mail via nnimap...
> nnimap: Checking mailboxes...done
> Checking new news...done
> No gnus is bad news
> But I know there are new email messages waiting for me somewhere.
> I discovered that I could add one nnimap group:
>    23733: nnimap+mail:Mail/other
> This looked hopeful, and contains every email message that was sorted
> into my "other" group since I last messed with GNUS 5 years ago!
> So I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do, but thought there might be
> some more output available somehow from the interaction with the IMAP
> server which might give me a clue...
> Thanks!
> Ed

To answer my own question...

I put the following in my .gnus file, and got output out the ying-yang
in an *imap-debug* buffer!

(setq imap-debug "*imap-debug*")

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