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From: Fernando de Morais <>
To: Eric Abrahamsen <>
Subject: Re: Help needed: nnmaildir and expire-group parameter.
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 18:59:03 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Eric Abrahamsen's message of "Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:17:33 -0800")

Hello Eric,

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> 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".

This was a very wise advice: in the end, `nnmaildir' was looking for the
parameters of the group "inbox", not "nnmaildir:inbox".  That did the
trick!  🎉

So, the customization of `gnus-parameters' would be:

#+begin_src emacs-lisp
  (customize-set-variable 'gnus-parameters
                             (expire-age . 0)
                             (expire-group . "nnmaildir:trash"))))

> (Apologies if you already know edebug.)

Don't worry about that.  You saved the day once more!

Thank you very much!

*P.S.:* I imagine there must be a rationale behind this and it was
defined a long time ago, but why doesn't `nnmaildir' make use of the
`expiry-target' parameter like other backends do?

Fernando de Morais.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-11-29 21:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-11-26 22:11 Fernando de Morais
2022-11-29 19:17 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2022-11-29 19:21   ` Emanuel Berg
2022-11-29 21:59   ` Fernando de Morais [this message]
2022-11-30 17:16     ` Eric Abrahamsen
2022-11-30 18:19       ` Fernando de Morais

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