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From: Eric Abrahamsen <>
Subject: Re: How to do you manage Threads, your inbox, your sent folder, your archive
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021 15:04:43 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> writes:

> Hi,
> I was reading :
> I come from mu4e. With mu4e I never had to worry about threads, I could
> enable or disable their display with a keybinding and that's was
> it. Simpler times without sieve and dovecot.
> With gnus, I am a bit confuse.
> We have the variable `gnus-message-archive-method' and
> `gnus-message-archive-group' to archive sent mails.
> We have also `gnus-posting-styles' to fill headers when composing a
> mail, to eg, CC, BCC or GCC (what does exactly means GCC?), eventually
> to myself or one of my folders.
> Then we can set `gnus-parameters' to `gcc-self' for some groups (but
> here I am lost).
> In top of that if you use, as another secondary method than you
> imap/pop mail server, you eventually have to tweak
> `gnus-refer-thread-use-search' to t and `gnus-refer-article-method' to
> (something ?) to be able to retrieve your threads between back-ends.
> Is it possible to archive the whole threads of whom I initiate/reply ?
> What do you do with all theses variables ?
> For reference in my excursion in gnus, I read the dotfiles of jao and
> jwiegley, if you'are kind enough to share yours, thank's you.

It's hard to tell exactly what you're asking here: threads and archiving
are completely separate concerns. I'm not sure what you mean by
"archiving the whole threads".

Archiving says what to do with your sent messages. By default, the
`gnus-message-archive-method' and `gnus-message-archive-group' options
will be combined to indicate where your sent messages should go. If any
outgoing message has a GCC header, the sent message will be saved to
that method+group instead, and the previous two options will be ignored.

That's about sent messages.

Threads... are just threads. You can toggle thread display with C-M-t.

Are you asking about including your sent messages in the thread display?
If you set `gnus-refer-thread-use-search' to t, Gnus will look in all
groups in the current server for messages that belong to this thread,
and pull them in.

Your archive server will be different from, but if you use "A
T" in a gmane group, your own messages to the thread will also be
fetched (from gmane, not from your archive server), so you'll still see
the whole conversation.

That's my best guess as to what you're after! Let me know what further
questions you've got.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-12-22 23:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-20 23:58 dal-blazej
2021-12-21  0:18 ` Emanuel Berg via Announcements and discussions for GNUS, the GNU Emacs Usenet newsreader (in English)
2022-03-03 16:44   ` dal-blazej
2022-03-03 18:09     ` Emanuel Berg via Announcements and discussions for GNUS, the GNU Emacs Usenet newsreader (in English)
2021-12-22 23:04 ` Eric Abrahamsen [this message]
2021-12-25 10:03 ` 황병희

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