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Re: nnmaildir nested Maildirs workaround

From: Saša Janiška
Subject: Re: nnmaildir nested Maildirs workaround
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:20:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Thomas Schneider <> writes:

> Hello,

> I wanted to use Gnus also for reading mails.  For historical reasons, my
> Maildirs are nested (e. g. ~/.maildir/work/INBOX/foo/bar/{cur,new,tmp})
> and synced to various IMAP servers.  I still wanted to keep the Maildirs
> local, and keep my nested structure, but nnmaildir only supports a flat
> hierarchy without leading dots (as mbsync would create them).

After I decided to use org-mode as input format for my web content I
certainly wanted to settle on Gnus as my only mailer, but had kind of
doubt in its robustness since several times my sent mail was lost (sent
a post to this list about it, but it never went through) when using
nnimap back-end and that's why I wanted to move to mu4e, but then
decided to stay with Gnus by using nnmaildir while the mail was fetched
via getmail (along with bogofilter, clamav and maildrop delivery).

So far, everything looks fine, but your script does help to make Maildir
hierarchy seen by Gnus. Thank you! (I did create some symlinks manually
when starting, but to complete the setup, the script does nice job.)


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