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Re: beginner splitting mail

From: Adam Sjøgren
Subject: Re: beginner splitting mail
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:30:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <> writes:

> That sounds scary, but what does it mean? What I can
> see the nnml "format" is a bunch of files in a
> directory tree, everything structured logically - just
> like everything else in the Unix/Linux world. Not
> compatible? I don't think it gets more compatible than
> that.

Gnus keeps an index (.overview) and marks (.marks) in its own format,
and it assumes that nobody messes with the emails/files.

I think that is what is meant by "not being compatible": you can't point
another program at the files, have it do changes, and expect Gnus to
still work correctly.

  Best regards,


 "I was taught at school never to start a sentence            Adam Sjøgren
  without knowing the end of it."              

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