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From: Andrew Cohen <>
Subject: Re: nnimap gmail "A T" and "^" not working
Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 08:00:28 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi All:

gmail's imap implementation is non-standard and the standard
thread-referral search doesn't seem to work properly (I never noticed
this before since most of email activity is not in gmail). Although it
will take a little time I don't think it will be very hard to get it
working. As Eric said, we can special-case gmail in gnus-search and just
have to understand the details of how gmail searching works (I think I
have already worked this out but have to do some more testing).

So to the original poster jibstyle209: it's not you (and it's not gnus) it's
gmail. But we should be able to work around it.

>>>>> "EA" == Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

    EA> JibStyle <> writes:
    >> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
    >>> Hey there! Thanks for the report. It looks like Gmails' IMAP
    >>> weirdness might be weird enough to break the thread-searching
    >>> code in Gnus. I think it's definitely worth special-casing code
    >>> for Gmail; give me a few days and I'll see what I can figure
    >>> out.
    >> Thank you for investigating. Are you able to reproduce the issue?
    >> I am unsure if there is a problem with Gnus <--> Gmail, or if I
    >> am doing something wrong. That is why I ask how other users
    >> approach nnimap gmail threading.
    >> My `gnus-secondary-select-methods' (primary method is nnnil):
    >> ((nnimap "" (nnimap-address "")
    >> (nnimap-server-port 993) (nnimap-stream ssl)
    >> (nnimap-split-methods default) (nnimap-inbox "INBOX")
    >> (nnimap-expunge immediately) (nnmail-expiry-wait immediate))
    >> (nntp ""))
    >> Please let me know if any additional information is useful, or
    >> any suggested workarounds. Thank you!

    EA> I technically have a gmail account, but can't access it from
    EA> Gnus, so I probably won't be able to reproduce. But it's a good
    EA> idea to adapt some code specifically for Gmail anyway, so I hope
    EA> to be able to provide some code to test on the list here in the
    EA> next week or so.

Andrew Cohen
Director, HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
Lam Woo Foundation Professor and Chair Professor of Physics
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  reply	other threads:[~2022-05-19  0:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-05-18  6:14 JibStyle
2022-05-18  7:37 ` Byung-Hee HWANG
2022-05-18 19:49   ` JibStyle
2022-05-18 21:54     ` Byung-Hee HWANG
2022-05-18 16:38 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2022-05-18 20:15   ` JibStyle
2022-05-18 20:45     ` Eric Abrahamsen
2022-05-19  0:00       ` Andrew Cohen [this message]
2022-05-19  2:41         ` JibStyle
2022-05-19  5:45           ` Andrew Cohen
2022-05-19 23:19             ` JibStyle
2022-05-20  0:06               ` Andrew Cohen
2022-05-20 22:01                 ` JibStyle

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