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Re: Why are incoming mails saved twice?

From: Sivaram Neelakantan
Subject: Re: Why are incoming mails saved twice?
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 20:51:15 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.2 (windows-nt)

Hermann <> writes:

> Hi,
> I use nnml as mail backend, and I figured out that arriving mails are
> stored twice:
> In ~/Mail/mail/misc with numbers and in
> ~/Mail as Incoming*.
> When I clean up my inbox, those Incoming* mails still exist.
> Is there a way to get rid of them without destroying the structure of
> mail handling? Simply deleting all this mails is perhaps no good idea?
> Hermann

I think you're referring to the incoming spool files.  Those can
automatically deleted by Gnus by setting the following.  Mine deletes
them after 1 day, you can set it to any value.

(setq mail-source-delete-incoming 1)
(setq mail-source-delete-old-incoming-confirm nil)


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