Reading News FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Your filter program should not deliver mail directly to your folders, instead it should put the mail into spool files. Gnus will then move the mail safely from the spool files into the folders. This will eliminate the problem. Look it up in the manual, in the section entitled ``Mail & Procmail''.
I am using nnml to read news and have used
gnus-auto-expirable-newsgroups to automagically expire articles
in some groups (Gnus being one of them). Sometimes there are
interesting articles in these groups that I want to keep. Is there any
way of explicitly marking an article as un-expirable - that is mark it
as read but not expirable?
Use u, !, d or M-u in the summary buffer. You just remove the E mark by setting some other mark. It's not necessary to tick the articles.
My problem is that I have various mail (nnml) groups generated while
experimenting with Gnus. How do I remove them now? Setting the level to
9 does not help. Also
gnus-group-check-bogus-groups does not
Removing mail groups is tricky at the moment. (It's on the to-do list, though.) You basically have to kill the groups in Gnus, shut down Gnus, edit the active file to exclude these groups, and probably remove the nnml directories that contained these groups as well. Then start Gnus back up again.
I got new mail, but I have never seen the groups they should have been placed in.
They are probably there, but as zombies. Press A z to list zombie groups, and then subscribe to the groups you want with u. This is all documented quite nicely in the user's manual.
How do you totally turn off scoring in mail groups?
Use an nnbabyl:all.SCORE (or nnmh, or nnml, or whatever) file containing:
((adapt ignore) (local (gnus-use-scoring nil)) (exclude-files "all.SCORE"))