I put all my important mail groups at group level 1. The mairix groups have group level 5, so they do not get checked at start up (see Group Levels).
I use the following to check for mails:
(defun my-check-mail-mairix-update (level) (interactive "P") ;; if no prefix given, set level=1 (gnus-group-get-new-news (or level 1)) (nnmairix-update-groups "mairixsearch" t t) (gnus-group-list-groups)) (define-key gnus-group-mode-map "g" 'my-check-mail-mairix-update)
Instead of ‘"mairixsearch"’ use the name of your
server. See the doc string for
For example, you can create a group for all ticked articles, where the articles always stay unread:
Hit G b g, enter group name (e.g., ‘important’), use ‘F:f’ as query and do not include threads.
Now activate marks propagation for this group by using G b p. Then activate the always-unread feature by using G b r twice.
So far so good—but how do you remove the tick marks in the
group? There are two options: You may simply use
nnmairix-remove-tick-mark-original-article (bound to $ u) to remove
tick marks from the original article. The other possibility is to set
t, but see the above
comments about this option. If it works for you, the tick marks should
also exist in the
nnmairix group and you can remove them as usual,
e.g., by marking an article as read.
When you have removed a tick mark from the original article, this
article should vanish from the
nnmairix group after you have updated the
mairix database and updated the group. Fortunately, there is a function
for doing exactly that:
nnmairix-update-groups. See the previous code
snippet and the doc string for details.
As described before, all
nnmairix groups are in fact stored on
the mail back end in the form ‘zz_mairix-<NAME>-<NUMBER>’. You can
see them when you enter the back end server in the server buffer. You
should not subscribe these groups! Unfortunately, these groups will
usually get auto-subscribed when you use
nnml, i.e., you will suddenly see groups of the form
‘zz_mairix*’ pop up in your group buffer. If this happens to you,
simply kill these groups with C-k. For avoiding this, turn off
auto-subscription completely by setting the variable
nil (see Filtering New Groups), or if you like to keep this feature use the following kludge
for turning it off for all groups beginning with ‘zz_’:
(setq gnus-auto-subscribed-groups "^\\(nnml\\|nnfolder\\|nnmbox\\|nnmh\\|nnbabyl\\|nnmaildir\\).*:\\([^z]\\|z$\\|\\z[^z]\\|zz$\\|zz[^_]\\|zz_$\\).*")