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Re: expiry-target group parameter does not have any effect

From: Alan Schmitt
Subject: Re: expiry-target group parameter does not have any effect
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:21:12 +0100
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On 2015-03-16 14:48, Alexander Baier <> writes:

>> You can look in the *Messages* buffer, there should be logs about
>> expiring. If there isn't, try increasing gnus's verbosity (setting
>> `gnus-verbose' to 10 for very very verbose, for instance).
> Even with setting it to 10 I only get:
> Retrieving newsgroup: nnmaildir+mailbox:INBOX.daily...
> Fetching headers for nnmaildir+mailbox:INBOX.daily...done
> Sorting threads...done
> Generating summary...done
> No more unseen articles
> No more unread articles
> Exiting summary buffer and applying spam rules
> Expiring articles...done
> Is there another way for me to track the path of an email along the
> expiry process? Or does anyone else have an idea about what might be at
> fault here?

It seems that nothing is expired … I guess the next step is to debug the
expiring function. Note that in my case I'm using imap, not maildir, and
expiration functions depend on the backend.

Sorry I cannot be of more help,


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