The following is a list of variables that influence how the mail is fetched. You would normally not need to set or change any of these variables.
File where mail will be stored while processing it. The default is
nil, delete incoming files after handling them. If
t, delete the files immediately, if
nil, never delete any
files. If a positive number, delete files older than number of days
(the deletion will only happen when receiving new mail). You may also
nil and call
mail-source-delete-old-incoming from a hook or interactively.
mail-source-delete-incoming defaults to
10 in alpha Gnusae
2 in released Gnusae. See Gnus Development.
nil, ask for confirmation before deleting old incoming
files. This variable only applies when
mail-source-delete-incoming is a positive number.
nil, ignore errors when reading mail from a mail source.
Directory where incoming mail source files (if any) will be stored. The
default is ~/Mail/. At present, the only thing this is used for
is to say where the incoming files will be stored if the variable
nil or a number.
Prefix for file name for storing incoming mail. The default is
Incoming, in which case files will end up with names like
Incoming30630D_ or Incoming298602ZD. This is really only
nil or a
All new mail files will get this file mode. The default is
nil, name of program for fetching new mail. If
movemail in exec-directory.