So far I have flailed around moving my email to a different structure.
I have been using
nnmail-use-long-file-names set to
t up until now.
But I decided to try it out with the default value of
I had several problems this evening
Sent mail was going to
nnfolder+archiveas advertised. I think that this may have been caused by old settings in my
.newsrc.eld. After mucking about in there I started getting my sent mail in the right place.
Not sure how it happened but the system acted as if
nnfolder-directorywas set to
~/News/nnfolderbut then suddenly switched to
~/Mail/. I got that all sorted out (now set to
~/News/mail) but it took some time and my brain didn’t figure out how it was working for while. The important part here is if you move a mail file you must also move/edit the
activefile to list that mail group.
Some of the problems may have been caused by a rather cavalier attitude to the task. If I had sat down to do it more carefully and slowly it could have gone more smoothly.
No mail was lost so I am happy. But the system as it is currently configured is definitely not the way I want to keep it. Things to do next:
- spam handling
- expiry for archving (which I conflate that with sent mail processing)
- splitting (but less splitting than I was doing previously)
But now… time for sleep.