[neomutt-users] Save email in new folder does not work

Ian Zimmerman itz at very.loosely.org
Sun Jun 30 18:19:10 CEST 2019

On 2019-06-30 05:48, tuxic at posteo.de wrote:

> using GENTOO Linux, which is updated on a daily basis,

Same here, but I prefer to stay on neomutt-20180716, despite being a
contributor to the upstream project.

> maildir and fetch the mails physically from the server.

Sorry, I don't understand what "physically" means.  What command do you

> When saveing an email from one folder to one, which does not exist,
> neomutt asks me whether to create that (new) folder. When answering
> [yes], the message "Copying to /home/user/myfolder..." appears and
> remains there.

That sounds a lot like neomutt is confused about creating a file (mbox)
versus a directory (maildir).  Again, I'll need to know what command you
use for syncing to be able to go into more detail.

FWIW, here is how I sync: I do not divide my mails into separate folders
on the server.  Everything is either suspected spam which I inspect once
in a long while manually, or it goes into my inbox maildir.  My sync
script just tars the ./new/ subdirectory, rsyncs the tar file over to my
desktop, unpacks it, and then feeds each email to procmail; procmail
takes care of splitting them into folders.  After all of the above is
successfully completed, the script moves the emails from ./new/ to
./cur/ on the server.

I omitted some details related to mailing lists and getting rid of the
hated "personal" copies :-P

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