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Re: Help w/ nnimap-split-methods ?

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Help w/ nnimap-split-methods ?
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:32:19 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Pankaj Jangid <> writes:

> David Masterson <> writes:
>> (setq nnimap-split-methods
>>       '(
>>      ("mail.orgmode" "^\\(To:\\|Cc:\\).**$")
>>      ("mail.emacs" "^\\(To:\\|Cc:\\).**$")
>>      ("mail.devel" "^\\(To:\\|Cc:\\).**$")
>>      ("mail.misc" "")
>>      )
>>       )
>> With this setting, I have a few questions:
>> 1. I still get Junk email, but I thought the above would put junk in
>> mail.misc.  Why is the Junk folder being created/used?
>> 2. Some, but not all, messages that should be parsed by the regexps and
>> put into appropriate mail folders, but wind up in Junk.  Why?
>> 3. Once in awhile, things do show up in mail.misc instead of Junk.  Does
>> that make sense?
> 1. Since you are using IMAP, some of the groups (folders) that you see
>    are coming from the server. Junk is probably one such folder on your
> account. This is created by the server.
> 2. Those messages which are marked by server as spam are
>    going into Junk before reaching Gnus. Hence the split is /not/
>    working for them.
> 3. Those messages which escape the outlook spam filter are going through
>    your split chain and ending up in mail.misc.

Hmm. This makes sense. Can I set the Junk folder as another Inbox and,
thus, run it through nnimap-split-methods as well??

David Masterson

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