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Re: Mail source problem (?)

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Mail source problem (?)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:24:14 -0800
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Jeremy Hankins <> writes:

> Just did a bit more looking around and happened to check the messages
> buffer, and it turns out there was a more complete error message there.
> The problem was movemail.  mail-source-movemail-program wasn't set, and
> the default value mail-source.el was looking in exec-directory, which
> didn't have it.  Setting the variable manually to "/usr/bin/movemail"
> solved the problem loading mail from my mail spool.  Doesn't explain why
> toggling debug-on-quit made the message go away, of course.
> Is this a packaging problem?  Should I file a bug with debian?  Or
> should mail-source.el check the path for movemail?

There was a long discussion about this here:

Can you take a look at that and see if/how it's relevant to your issue?

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