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Re: How do you read mail with gnus?

On 2009-07-17 22:50 (-0600), lee@yun.yagibdah.de wrote:

> how do you read mail, stored in local maildirs, with gnus? I don't see
> any mail displayed; M-x gnus-no-server shows an empty buffer, though I
> specified nnmail to access the maildir where the mail is.

To list gnus-secondary-select-methods add an item like

    (nnmaildir "" (directory "~/Maildir"))

So the whole gnus-secondary-select-methods would look something like

    ((nnml "")
     (nnmaildir "" (directory "~/Maildir"))
     (nntp "news.gmane.org")
     (nntp "news.whatever.invalid"))

I don't use "primary" select methods so I have set gnus-select-method to

    (gnus-select-method '(nnnil ""))

> There are 50000 options you can change, listed in the documentation,
> but the documentation is unable to tell you how to read mail ...

The Gnus manual is probably the worst I have ever seen. User must first
learn Gnus quite well by using it and then the manual starts being
somewhat useful.

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