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Re: beginner splitting mail (respooling)

From: Steven Arntson
Subject: Re: beginner splitting mail (respooling)
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:54:30 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <> writes:

> Steven Arntson <> writes:
>> I put point on a message in
>> nnfolder+archive:sent.2014-03, and typed B r. I was
>> asked what backend to use, and I chose nnml. The
>> respooling happened, but the message ended up in
>> nnml:mail.misc and not nnml:mail.sent. How do I go
>> about routing it to the right endpoint?
> Try to split mails from you to that group. If it works,
> after respooling, you can drop it as the mails should
> go there anyway because of this line:
> (setq gnus-message-archive-group '("nnml:mail.sent") )
> That is, in my case:
> (setq nnmail-split-methods
>  '(("mail.sent" "^From: Emanuel Berg")
>    ; ...
>    ("mail.misc" "") ))
> I suspect there is another, perhaps better way, but
> what I can see that should work. (You might have to use
> a more complicated regexp instead of just your name
> depending on how consistent that header is.)
> By the way, if you don't know about it, `B q' can be
> more practical while testing - it just says where the
> message would go, without actually moving it.

Finally, this thread came back around to mail splitting! :) I tried
this, and it worked perfectly. I quickly resorted all the mail with C-u
C-u (# of messages in the group) B r.

My gnus has never looked so tidy!
Thanks so much for all of your help here.


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