Gnus Manual. Node: Not Reading Mail

PREVDuplicates UPGetting Mail NEXTChoosing a Mail Backend

6.3.10: Not Reading Mail

If you start using any of the mail backends, they have the annoying habit of assuming that you want to read mail with them. This might not be unreasonable, but it might not be what you want.

If you set nnmail-spool-file to nil, none of the backends will ever attempt to read incoming mail, which should help.

This might be too much, if, for instance, you are reading mail quite happily with nnml and just want to peek at some old RMAIL file you have stashed away with nnbabyl. All backends have variables called backend-get-new-mail. If you want to disable the nnbabyl mail reading, you edit the virtual server for the group to have a setting where nnbabyl-get-new-mail to nil.

All the mail backends will call nn*-prepare-save-mail-hook narrowed to the article to be saved before saving it when reading incoming mail.

PREVDuplicates UPGetting Mail NEXTChoosing a Mail Backend