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Re: Undesired Incoming* files created by Gnus

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: Undesired Incoming* files created by Gnus
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 20:13:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, Aug 23 2008, Rodolfo Medina wrote:

> Every time Gnus fetches a new e-mail message from my Gmail account,
> a strange file is created in the ~/Mail directory whose name always
> starts with `Incoming'.  I.e.: Incoming3141XpI, Incoming3410dCs,
> etc.  They're always copies of the messages stored in the inbox,
> that I have to delete manually: it's bothering.

Which version of Gnus are you using?  Current Gnusae delete those
files after a couple of days: 

,----[ (info "(gnus)Oort Gnus") ]
|         * Old intermediate incoming mail files (`Incoming*') are
|           deleted after a couple of days, not immediately.  *Note Mail
|           Source Customization::.  (New in Gnus 5.10.10 / Emacs 22.2)

> Why does this happen, and how can I eliminate it?

,----[ (info "(gnus)Mail Source Customization") ]
| `mail-source-delete-incoming'
|      If non-`nil', delete incoming files after handling them.  If `t',
|      delete the files immediately, if `nil', never delete any files.
|      If a positive number, delete files older than number of days (the
|      deletion will only happen when receiving new mail).  You may also
|      set `mail-source-delete-incoming' to `nil' and call
|      `mail-source-delete-old-incoming' from a hook or interactively.
|      `mail-source-delete-incoming' defaults to `10' in alpha Gnusae
|      and `2' in released Gnusae.  *Note Gnus Development::.

BTW, an index search for "Incoming" brings this up immediately.

Bye, Reiner.
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