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Re: total count after expiring emails

From: Lowell Gilbert
Subject: Re: total count after expiring emails
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:14:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (berkeley-unix)

prad <> writes:

> Lowell Gilbert <> writes:
>> prad <> writes:
>>> i have 92000+ emails and i expired more than half.
>>> then i did B C-M-e to get rid of the expired emails.
>>> i think that maildir folder is a lot smaller so presumably the expired
>>> emails have been removed.
>>> however, when i C-u RET i still get the 92000+ number i used to.
>>> i've restarted both gnus and dovecot.
>>> how do i get gnus to report on the correct number of emails i have in my
>>> inbox?
>> You're looking for the 'z' group command, I believe
>> (`gnus-server-compact-server'). See the manual nodes for 
>> "Group Line Specification" and "Server Commands".
> that's what i would have thought too, but when i do 
> gnus-server-compact-server
> i get told that there is no server.
> i also tried
> gnus-group-compact-group (G z)
> and the message says the backend doesn't support this operation. i think
> it's implemented for nnml and i'm using nnimap.
> i was of the opinion that dovecot kept track of the count and gnus got
> its info from there, but i don't know.
> i'm using maildir, so can i switch from nnimap to nnml? not sure that's
> possible or even a good idea since i read that nnml isn't compatible
> with "any other known format. It should be used with some caution."

Oh, right, I forgot you were doing maildir.

One thing you can do is move all of the remaining e-mails into the group
they're already in.

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