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Re: Gnus as mouse-centric mail interface for Windows user

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Gnus as mouse-centric mail interface for Windows user
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:14:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Joseph Gay <> writes:

> Now comes part 2, he'll want to create folders (as he'll call them) that
> will reside locally for archival and organizational purposes. These will
> be primarily populated manually by drag and drop or menus. I noticed a
> facility for filtering incoming mail into new local folders, but what
> about a facility for manually creating new folders (if you'll forgive my
> user of the word folder)?

You can create new groups with `G m', which probably has a menu entry
somewhere in the group buffer menus.

> Now for part 3, importing his existing mail. From what I've read so far,
> the nnml backend is the easiest to get working to download pop mail.
> However, it may be difficult to transform an EML data file into a
> corresponding nnml folder structure, or it may not. I'm not at all
> familiar with parsing data from formats that Windows Mail is able to
> export. Unless there are any suggestions on an easy way to do this, I
> will have to look at the format and see about parsing it. If I could
> produce a valid nnml structure, would it be relatively easy to get Gnus
> to read it?

Yes.  If you put stuff into the nnml directory hierarchy and then say
`M-x nnml-generate-nov-databases', all the directories should show up as
nnml groups.

(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.) * Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen

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