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Re: nnmaildir don't get new email with gnus-group-get-new-news

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: nnmaildir don't get new email with gnus-group-get-new-news
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:31:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Pedro Kröger <> writes:

> Hi,
> I use offlineimap to get my email from a  gmail account. It downloads
> it to ~/Maildir (for instance, the directory ~/Maildir/inbox is a
> proper maildir directory). I have the following setup in my .gnus: (no
> mail-sources)
> (setq gnus-select-method '(nnnil))
> (setq gnus-secondary-select-methods
>       '((nnmaildir ""
>          (directory "~/Maildir")
>          (directory-files nnheader-directory-files-safe)
>          (expire-age never)
>          (get-new-mail t))))
> and it works fine (gnus can read the groups at ~/Maildir). But if I
> update the mail folders with offlineimap and type g at the group
> buffer (gnus-group-get-new-news), gnus doesn't show the new emails.
> The manual says it should re-scan the directory:
>     The directory is scanned when you first start Gnus, and
>     each time you type `g' in the group buffer; if any maildirs
>     have been removed or added, `nnmaildir' notices at these
>     times.
> Am I missing something?
> Pedro

One (possibly unrelated) thing to be aware of is that Maildir
directories (at least for dovecot) need to start with a period "."

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