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Re: expired messages stay in the summary buffer

From: Matt Lundin
Subject: Re: expired messages stay in the summary buffer
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:59:55 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

harven <> writes:

> harven <> writes:
>> I recently installed emacs23 together with NoGnus v5.13. 
>> I use a gnus initialisation file that worked perfectly in v5.11.
>> Everything works fine when I connect to my imap server using nnimap method, 
>> albeit for one thing. Deleted messages are displayed in the summary buffer
>> and I can't get rid of them. That's strange because messages marked for
>> expiration are not displayed, as expected.
> I finally solved the problem by setting 
> (setq gnus-agent nil)
> Why is the gnus-agent enabled by default for the imap servers ?
> Quoting the manual,
>  "If you have a mail back end, it would probably be nonsensical to have it
>  covered by the Agent" 
>  and I agree but below on the same page is written
>  "By default, all `nntp' and `nnimap' servers `gnus-select-method' and
>  `gnus-secondary-select-methods' are agentized."

The first quote, I believe, refers to local mail back ends (nnfolder,
nnml, etc.).

The second quote refers to remote back ends. The purpose of the agent is
to allow offline reading of mail/news on remote back ends.

> It seems paradoxical to me. Imap is a remote mailbox protocol and so I don't
> think it should be agentized by default.

"Remote" is the key term here.


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