Commit bc79f9ab authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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Minor updates for mbox Rmail.

parent 450666b9
......@@ -684,7 +684,7 @@ Mail Sources
Choosing a Mail Back End
 
* Unix Mail Box:: Using the (quite) standard Un*x mbox.
* Rmail Babyl:: Emacs programs use the Rmail Babyl format.
* Babyl:: Babyl was used by older versions of Rmail.
* Mail Spool:: Store your mail in a private spool?
* MH Spool:: An mhspool-like back end.
* Maildir:: Another one-file-per-message format.
......@@ -8524,7 +8524,8 @@ Save the current article in a Unix mail box (mbox) file
@kindex O r (Summary)
@findex gnus-summary-save-article-rmail
Save the current article in Rmail format
(@code{gnus-summary-save-article-rmail}).
(@code{gnus-summary-save-article-rmail}). This is mbox since Emacs 23,
Babyl in older versions.
 
@item O f
@kindex O f (Summary)
......@@ -8610,7 +8611,11 @@ functions below, or you can create your own.
@findex gnus-summary-save-in-rmail
@vindex gnus-rmail-save-name
@findex gnus-plain-save-name
This is the default format, @dfn{Babyl}. Uses the function in the
This is the default format, that used by the Rmail package. Since Emacs
23, Rmail uses standard mbox format. Before this, it used the
@dfn{Babyl} format. Accordingly, this command writes mbox format since
Emacs 23, unless appending to an existing Babyl file. In older versions
of Emacs, it always uses Babyl format. Uses the function in the
@code{gnus-rmail-save-name} variable to get a file name to save the
article in. The default is @code{gnus-plain-save-name}.
 
......@@ -16473,8 +16478,8 @@ mail, which should help.
@vindex nnmh-get-new-mail
@vindex nnfolder-get-new-mail
This might be too much, if, for instance, you are reading mail quite
happily with @code{nnml} and just want to peek at some old Rmail
file you have stashed away with @code{nnbabyl}. All back ends have
happily with @code{nnml} and just want to peek at some old (pre-Emacs
23) Rmail file you have stashed away with @code{nnbabyl}. All back ends have
variables called back-end-@code{get-new-mail}. If you want to disable
the @code{nnbabyl} mail reading, you edit the virtual server for the
group to have a setting where @code{nnbabyl-get-new-mail} to @code{nil}.
......@@ -16498,7 +16503,7 @@ Spool}).
 
@menu
* Unix Mail Box:: Using the (quite) standard Un*x mbox.
* Rmail Babyl:: Emacs programs use the Rmail Babyl format.
* Babyl:: Babyl was used by older versions of Rmail.
* Mail Spool:: Store your mail in a private spool?
* MH Spool:: An mhspool-like back end.
* Maildir:: Another one-file-per-message format.
......@@ -16538,27 +16543,26 @@ into groups. Default is @code{t}.
@end table
 
 
@node Rmail Babyl
@subsubsection Rmail Babyl
@node Babyl
@subsubsection Babyl
@cindex nnbabyl
@cindex Rmail mbox
 
@vindex nnbabyl-active-file
@vindex nnbabyl-mbox-file
The @dfn{nnbabyl} back end will use a Babyl mail box (aka. @dfn{Rmail
mbox}) to store mail. @code{nnbabyl} will add extra headers to each
mail article to say which group it belongs in.
The @dfn{nnbabyl} back end will use a Babyl mail box to store mail.
@code{nnbabyl} will add extra headers to each mail article to say which
group it belongs in.
 
Virtual server settings:
 
@table @code
@item nnbabyl-mbox-file
@vindex nnbabyl-mbox-file
The name of the Rmail mbox file. The default is @file{~/RMAIL}
The name of the Babyl file. The default is @file{~/RMAIL}
 
@item nnbabyl-active-file
@vindex nnbabyl-active-file
The name of the active file for the rmail box. The default is
The name of the active file for the Babyl file. The default is
@file{~/.rmail-active}
 
@item nnbabyl-get-new-mail
......@@ -17154,7 +17158,8 @@ to understand the mail files folks already had in existence. Gnus (and
VM, for that matter) continue to support this format because it's
perceived as having some good qualities in those mailer-specific
headers/status bits stuff. Rmail itself still exists as well, of
course, and is still maintained by Stallman.
course, and is still maintained within Emacs. Since Emacs 23, it
uses standard mbox format rather than Babyl.
 
Both of the above forms leave your mail in a single file on your
file system, and they must parse that entire file each time you take a
......@@ -18640,9 +18645,8 @@ as a newsgroup. Several files types are supported:
 
@table @code
@cindex Babyl
@cindex Rmail mbox
@item babyl
The Babyl (Rmail) mail box.
The Babyl format.
 
@cindex mbox
@cindex Unix mbox
......@@ -28819,6 +28823,7 @@ was inserted directly.
@item
@code{message-insinuate-rmail}
 
@c FIXME should that not be 'message-user-agent?
Adding @code{(message-insinuate-rmail)} and @code{(setq
mail-user-agent 'gnus-user-agent)} in @file{.emacs} convinces Rmail to
compose, reply and forward messages in message-mode, where you can
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