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Re: Mail source problem (?)

From: Jeremy Hankins
Subject: Re: Mail source problem (?)
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:28:02 -0500
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Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
> 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?

Yes, apart from the debugging problems I was having that's the same

Jeremy Hankins <>

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