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Re: Why isn't Gnus reading my mail?

From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: Why isn't Gnus reading my mail?
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 08:20:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Dan Anderson <> writes:

> I am trying to set up Gnus to read my mail.  I went through the manual
> and think I have figured out what to do.  So I put the following in my
> ~/.gnus:
> ,----[ My ~/.gnus: ]
> | (setq message-user-organization "")
> | (setq gnus-secondary-methods '((nnmaildir "")))
> | (setq mail-sources '((pop :server ""
> |                           :user "username"
> |                           :password "password")))
> `----
> But, when I open up Gnus I have the following problems:
> 1.  The organization  isn't set to "".   It's using Road  Runner -- my
>     cable modem provider.

That's something your provider does, not Gnus.  You'll probably need
to set the organization to something (other than the empty string),
to prevent them from inserting it.

> 2.  I can't read any mail.  I've got my newsgroups but no mail.

Try nnml instead of nnmaildir.

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