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Re: Restoring threads that have been read/replied to

From: Narendra Joshi
Subject: Re: Restoring threads that have been read/replied to
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 22:36:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Alex Bennée <> writes:

> Narendra Joshi <> writes:
>> Alex Bennée <> writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> Due to issues with gmail's IMAP handling I've switched to interacting
>>> with my development mailing lists via gmane's archival service. I've
>>> having some problems understanding how the thread expiration policy works.
>>> I've been using T k (gnus-summary-kill-thread) to kill threads I'm not
>>> interested in. However there are a bunch of threads that I reply to or
>>> want to keep track of. However I'm finding after I've read them they
>>> disappear. If a reply to one of the threads appears I can't read it in
>>> context to the rest of the thread. So a quick question:
>>>   - can I re-fetch a whole thread based on the references in the post
>>>     that is visible in my summary?
>>> So far I can hi ^ (gnus-summary-refer-parent-article) and find the
>>> parent article again but what I really want is to fetch the whole thread
>>> with all it's context.
>>> Ideally this would be automatic for any thread that I've either posted
>>> and has replies or one that I've replied to.
>> I face the same problem a lot of times. It's very annoying. The only
>> solutions that I could find so far are: `gnus-summary-refer-thread'
>> (bound to `A T` in the summary buffer) and
>> `gnus-summary-insert-old-articles' (bound to `/ o`) which I use if the
>> former doesn't work.
>> If you find something better, please share it in this thread and
>> hopefully I will be able to find it later. :)
> From elsewhere in the group I currently have the following mapped to C-c
> t in my summary-mode keymap:
>   (defun my-gnus-fetch-whole-thread ()
>     "like `A R' `T o' `A T' in the summary buffer."
>     (interactive)
>     (gnus-summary-refer-references)
>     (gnus-summary-top-thread)
>     (gnus-summary-refer-thread))
>> Best,

Interesting that it works for you. When I try the command in this
thread, I get this error: 

Couldn’t fetch article <>

Narendra Joshi

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