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From: Eric Abrahamsen <>
Subject: Re: how to visit a message by its ID and group name?
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:20:34 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87eep12jv7.fsf@dick> (dick r. chiang's message of "Fri, 24 Jul 2020 08:11:24 -0400") writes:

> nnml-find-group-number takes a second `server` argument, which you
> might hardcode to empty string, but like all things gnus, it's 
> fragile.

If you follow the code through, it looks to me like the "server"
argument is never even used: it's eventually passed to
`nnml-group-pathname', which doesn't do anything with it. All actual
lookups are done using the value of `nnml-current-group'.

> Under the info node "Summary Buffer -> Finding the Parent", some clues
> are given
>> Most of the mail back ends support fetching by ‘Message-ID’, but do
>> not do a particularly excellent job at it.  That is, ‘nnmbox’,
>> ‘nnbabyl’, ‘nnmaildir’, ‘nnml’, are able to locate articles from any
>> groups, while ‘nnfolder’, and ‘nnimap’ are only able to locate
>> articles that have been posted to the current group.  ‘nnmh’ does
>> not support this at all.
> I use nnimap but all my attempts at `M-x gnus-summary-refer-article`
> failed.  

I'm curious how it failed -- I've never had any trouble doing a
message-id lookup in my (dovecot) imap groups, using either
refer-article or goto-article... 

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-24 17:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-24  9:00 Uwe Brauer
2020-07-24 12:11 ` dick.r.chiang
2020-07-24 16:08   ` Uwe Brauer
2020-07-24 17:20   ` Eric Abrahamsen [this message]
2020-07-24 22:01 ` Emanuel Berg
2020-07-25  7:26   ` Uwe Brauer
2020-07-25 15:57     ` Emanuel Berg
2020-07-26  6:35       ` Uwe Brauer
2020-07-26 15:17         ` Amin Bandali
2020-07-26 19:12           ` Uwe Brauer
2020-07-26 15:45         ` two questions on archive (was: Re: how to visit a message by its ID and group name?) Emanuel Berg
2020-07-26 16:03           ` Emanuel Berg
2020-07-27  8:32           ` [(message-news-p)???] (was: two questions on archive) Uwe Brauer
2020-07-27  8:43             ` [(message-news-p)???] Adam Sjøgren
2020-07-27 10:14               ` [(message-news-p)???] Uwe Brauer
2020-07-28  3:16             ` [(message-news-p)???] Emanuel Berg
2020-08-03 20:48           ` two questions on archive David Rogers
2020-08-03 20:56             ` Emanuel Berg
2020-07-26 15:39 ` how to visit a message by its ID and group name? Christian Barthel

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