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Re: make sent emails synced in imap sent folder

From: fkqqrr
Subject: Re: make sent emails synced in imap sent folder
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:55:50 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> writes:
>> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
>>> Fkqqrr <> writes:
>>>> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
>>>>> fkqqrr <> writes:
>>>>>> When sending email in Gnus, 'sent' emails by default go into
>>>>>> 'archive' folder locally.
>>>>>> How to set sent emails to IMAP sent folder?
>>>>> You can set the `gnus-message-archive-group' option to the desired
>>>>> "Sent" folder. If you have more than one account you're trying to set
>>>>> up, you can set that option to a function that takes one argument, a
>>>>> group name, and returns the appropriate archive group. In my case:
>>>>> (defun my-archiver-figure-outer (group)
>>>>>   (cond ((string-match-p "nnimap\\+This-Account\\|gmane" group)
>>>>>    "nnimap+This-Account:Sent")
>>>>>   ((string-match-p "nnimap\\+That-Account" group)
>>>>>    "nnimap+That-Account:Sent")))
>>>>> (setq gnus-message-archive-group #'my-archiver-figure-outer)
>>>> By the way, this method will send the email again to nnimap sent
>>>> folder on email server?
>>> That's right, it will result in the sent mail being pushed to your imap
>>> server. There isn't any "automatic" connection between your SMTP server
>>> and your imap mail store, so you have to do the archiving yourself.
>> I thought the IMAP and SMTP server are 'auto-connected'.
> Well, it depends on the email service you're using. Most commercial
> providers will "auto-connect" the two behind the scenes, because that's
> what users expect, but in fact the two protocols have nothing to do with
> each other (not only that, your SMTP account and your imap account are
> theoretically completely separate accounts).
> You haven't given us a whole lot of information here -- I assume you're
> using an email provider of some kind, which should be doing this
> connection for you. Are you sure you need Gccs at all?
My problem was solved. I just don't the idea behind.
>> So sent items: connect to both receiver's IMAP and my IMAP (archive)
> Not quite: message-mode ends up connecting to your SMTP server, which
> sends the message through one or more mail transfer agents, until it
> ends up in the receiver's imap (or other) mail account. If there's a Gcc
> header in your sent message, Gnus will also put a copy of the message in
> your archive group. So sending a message potentially involves two
> copies: one to SMTP, the other to your imap account.
That clarifies my clouds.
> Hope that helps,
> Eric

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