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Re: Read/process mbox file in Gnus

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: Read/process mbox file in Gnus
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 11:44:17 +0100

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> Skip Montanaro <> writes:

>> through the manual, skimming Google search output and skimming an apropos
>> list of gnus commands I didn't see an obvious way to read a Unix mbox file.
>> I'm sure I must be missing something basic. Pointers appreciated.

'G f' (gnus-group-make-doc-group) will happily create a Gnus group
from an mbox file

> The easiest thing to do will be to follow the workflow here:
> (gnus) Incorporating Old Mail
> That requires you to manually mark and respool all the messages in the
> resulting group, but maybe that's actually what you want -- to
> explicitly deal with each message.
> I'd be curious to know if Gnus+tramp can handle a remote filename
> transparently here -- you might be able to skip step 2.
> The only other solution that I would consider "normal" here is to have
> the message dump (whether remote or local) set up as a "mail source" in
> Gnus ("Mail Sources" in the manual). Gnus then knows that it should
> regularly check that source for new messages to fetch. You could either
> use mail splitting to do a bit of automatic pre-processing, or just
> specify that all incoming messages should go to a single group.
> mbox doesn't seem to be one of the supported mail source formats,
> though. maildir is, and I also wonder if the "directory" specifier might
> work. Maybe you can stick the mbox file in a particular directory, then
> set the directory specifier's :path keyword to that directory, and the
> :suffix keyword to ".mbox".

Iʼm told that Gnus' maildir support is not great (Iʼve never tried it


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