[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Help needed: nnmaildir and expire-group parameter.

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Help needed: nnmaildir and expire-group parameter.
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:17:33 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Fernando de Morais <> writes:

> Hello everyone,
> According to the manual[1][2], `nnmaildir' uses its own group parameters
> to handle expiration.
> Excepting `nnmail-expiry-wait(-function)' variables, to handle
> expiration per group, the user needs to set values for `expire-age' and
> `expire-group' parameters.  Ok, so considering the snippet below:
> #+begin_src emacs-lisp
>   (customize-set-variable 'gnus-parameters
>                           '("nnmaildir:inbox"
>                             (expire-age . 0)                   ; <-- Here
>                             (expire-group . "nnmaildir:trash"))) ; <-- Here
>   (customize-set-variable 'gnus-secondary-select-methods
>                           '((nntp "")
>                             (nnmaildir ""
>                                        (directory "~/Mail/")
>                                        (target-prefix "")
>                                        (get-new-mail t))))
>   (customize-set-variable 'gnus-select-method '(nnnil ""))
>   (customize-set-variable 'gnus-total-expirable-newsgroups
>                           (regexp-opt '("nnmaildir:trash")))
> #+end_src

A quick check you can do is to evaluate (after Gnus has loaded):

(nnmaildir--param "nnmaildir:inbox" 'expire-age)

And see what that gives you. I'm not entirely sure that
"nnmaildir:inbox" is correct, and I wonder if the problem you're seeing
comes from the fact that your nnmaildir server has a blank string for a

The real check would be to edebug `nnmaildir-request-expire-articles'
and see what it's doing. You may already be familiar with edebug; if not
then put point inside that function and hit "C-u C-M-x". The next time
expiry runs the process will halt and display this function, and you can
step through it with <SPC>. As point passes over various sexps, their
return value will be shown in the minibuffer. Look for the value of
"pgname", and the 'expire-age parameter, and later the 'expire-group
parameter. Something in there should jump out at you as "wrong".

(Apologies if you already know edebug.)


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]