nnfolder is a back end for storing each mail group in a
separate file. Each file is in the standard Un*x mbox format.
nnfolder will add extra headers to keep track of article
numbers and arrival dates.
Virtual server settings:
nnfolder mail boxes will be stored under this
directory. The default is the value of
(whose default is ~/Mail)
The name of the active file. The default is ~/Mail/active.
The name of the group descriptions file. See Newsgroups File Format. The default is ~/Mail/newsgroups
nnfolder will read incoming mail. The
Hook run before saving the folders. Note that Emacs does the normal
backup renaming of files even with the
nnfolder buffers. If
you wish to switch this off, you could say something like the
following in your .emacs file:
(defun turn-off-backup () (set (make-local-variable 'backup-inhibited) t)) (add-hook 'nnfolder-save-buffer-hook 'turn-off-backup)
Hook run in a buffer narrowed to the message that is to be deleted. This function can be used to copy the message to somewhere else, or to extract some information from it before removing it.
nil, this back end will ignore any NOV files. The
The extension for NOV files. The default is .nov.
The directory where the NOV files should be stored. If
nnfolder-directory is used.
If you have lots of
nnfolder-like files you’d like to read with
nnfolder, you can use the M-x nnfolder-generate-active-file
command to make
nnfolder aware of all likely files in
nnfolder-directory. This only works if you use long file names,