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Re: How to get mail from localhost?

From: Adam Sjøgren
Subject: Re: How to get mail from localhost?
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:41:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Sharon Kimble <> writes:

> ; No primary server:
> ;(setq gnus-select-method '(list 'nnspool (system-name)))
> (setq gnus-select-method '(nnnmil ""))
                             This should be nnnil - not nnnmil.

> ; Get email, and store in nnml:
> (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp ""))

Here you are overwriting the other select method you set above - which
is confusing :-)

>      (add-to-list 'gnus-secondary-select-methods '(nntp ""))

Adding the same server to gnus-secondary-select-methods as the one you
just have set in gnus-select-method is probably a bad idea.

> (add-to-list 'gnus-secondary-select-methods '((nnml ""))
>                    (nnml-directory "~/.emacs.d/gnus.d/mail/")
>                     (nnml-active-file "~/.emacs.d/gnus.d/mail/active")
>          mail-sources '(file :path "/var/mail/boudiccas"))

mail-sources is a variable by itself, it should not be part of your
gnus-secondary-select-methods definition.

Also, I think you have got your parenthesis mixed up; nnml-directory and
nnml-active-file is supposed to be right after the "".

                                 o o o

I would rewrite the configuration you posted like this:

  (setq gnus-select-method '(nnnil ""))

  (setq gnus-secondary-select-methods '((nnml ""
                                        (nntp "")))

(I don't mind my mail ending up in ~/Mail/, so I don't set
nnml-directory and nnml-active-file in my configuration, but that's just
a matter of taste.)

If your login boudiccas, then you don't need to set mail-sources. If it
isn't, I would add:

  (setq mail-sources '((file :path "/var/mail/boudiccas")))

to the above.

Hope this helps a little.

  Best regards,


 "Money always takes the place of life"                       Adam Sjøgren

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