* nnimap-split-download-body removed
@ 2020-11-29 4:20 Bodertz
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From: Bodertz @ 2020-11-29 4:20 UTC (permalink / raw)
Apologies for any issues posting this message.
I wrote a function which can do something useful with the body of a
message. If worse comes to worse, I can run this function manually, but
my plan was to use splitting to automate this.
As documented in "(gnus)Fancy Mail Splitting", this can be done by
setting 'nnimap-split-download-body' to 't'. See the last sentence:
(: FUNCTION ARG1 ARG2 ...)’
If the split is a list, and the first element is ‘:’, then the
second element will be called as a function with ARGS given as
arguments. The function should return a SPLIT.
For instance, the following function could be used to split based
on the body of the messages:
(defun split-on-body ()
(when (re-search-forward "Some.*string" nil t)
The buffer is narrowed to the header of the message in question
when FUNCTION is run. That’s why ‘(widen)’ needs to be called
after ‘save-excursion’ and ‘save-restriction’ in the example above.
Also note that with the nnimap backend, message bodies will not be
downloaded by default. You need to set
‘nnimap-split-download-body’ to ‘t’ to do that (*note Client-Side
However, this did not seem to work, although I haven't tested
thouroughly. Looking through the git history of Emacs, it seems that
'nnimap-split-download-body' was removed a little over ten years ago.
An internal variable, 'nnimap-split-download-body-default' is still
present, but is as far as I can tell unused.
Have I missed something obvious? Is there a new way to do this? Am I
just out of luck?
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