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Re: how to get the system emails


From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: how to get the system emails
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:57:43 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Sharon Kimble wrote:
>
>> How can I download the /var/mail/mail system
>> mails into my gnu working please?
>
> Interesting question!
>
> I remember doing some stuff (?) with that once.
> Now my /var/mail is empty tho. Hey, at least
> I don't get those annoying messages in the VTs
> about new mail...
>
> If there is support for that there should be
> a select method (see
> `gnus-secondary-select-methods') but even if
> there isn't, it can possibly be done using
> respooling if nothing else...

You can add the spool to the `mail-sources' variable, see the "Mail
Source Specifiers" part of the Gnus manual.

Eric




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