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Re: What are advantages and disadvantages of RMAIL and mh-rmail ?


From: W. Greenhouse
Subject: Re: What are advantages and disadvantages of RMAIL and mh-rmail ?
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 02:12:06 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Emanuel,

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

[...]

> But instead of line breaks, it seems - sometimes
> whitespace, and sometimes a tab, and sometimes both.
>
> So, the Gnus summary reads from the .overview file, and
> only when you select a message you get it from the
> actual file (e.g., 13).
>
> Now, I guess this could be solved by a parser that reads
> the RMAIL file, and for each entry, creates a numbered
> mail file, *and* append to the .overview file the number
> and the headers?

Fortunately there is no need to do all this work manually, and the
parser is already written. :)

If you have old mail in an RMAIL file, you can open the entire RMAIL
file in Gnus with G f (`gnus-group-make-doc-group') and "respool" it
with M P a (mark all) and B r (respool).  This will make your nnml setup
re-process all of that mail as if it were brand new from the server, and
it will be automatically incorporated and the .overview file
regenerated.

This process is synchronous, so if you have a great deal of mail stored
in the RMAIL file, you may want to go make a coffee, or possibly a
sandwich and a coffee. :)

-- 
Regards,
WGG




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