> > On Thu Mar 2 2017 Greg Bognar wrote:
> > Hi, I'm trying to use BBDB with Wanderlust. I installed the latest melpa
> > version (20170129.2224), but couldn't get it to work. I noticed that the
> > README at https://github.com/dmj/bbdbv3 says BBDB must be built with
> > `--with-wl-dir=DIR' specifies the path where Wanderlust can be found.
> > Without this option the resulting BBDB build does not support WL.
> > Could this be the problem? I don't think the melpa version does this.
> > Does the melpa version work with WL? And if it does, are there any specific
> > instructions I could follow? Thanks!
> On Thu 9 Mar 2017 at 04:38 Roland Winkler wrote:
> When you install BBDB from the tar ball, you need the above configure option.
> But if you got BBDB from melpa, there is no tar ball and the configure option
> should not be needed either. So I expect that your problem is something else
> and I am wondering:
> Have you followed the instructions in the README file how to configure BBDB in
> your .emacs?
> Then, what are you expecting to get and what are you getting instead?
Yes, I've followed the instructions, but I'm not sure I understand them all.
The lack of documentation is a big hurdle.
I've managed to get most of it work. I have autocompletion of addresses when I
compose mail. I can display or annotate addresses with : and ;. I can even get
BBDB to query the creation of addresses that are not already in the addressbook.
What I don't seem to be able to get to work is to automatically update records.
Here's the relevant part of the README:
"bbdb-mua-auto-update automatically updates the BBDB records for the
sender and/or recipients of a message. If bbdb-mua-pop-up is non-nil,
the matching records are also displayed in a continuously updated BBDB window,"
bbdb-mua-pop-up is t, but I don't get a continuously updating BBDB window.
bbdb-mua-auto-update-p is bbdb-select-message. What I expect to happen is that
when I get an email that is to an address in bbdb-accept-message-alist (i.e.,
addressed to me) and not in bbdb-ignore-message-alist, then BBDB searches
through my database, and if the sender has no record, then it either (1)
automatically creates a record for the sender, or (2) queries me for creating
one. Either would be fine, but neither seems to happen.
I've played around with other values for bbdb-mua-auto-update-p, but they don't
seem to make any difference.
Here's my setup:
(load "~/.emacs.d/filters") ;; Filters for BBDB: setq for
;; bbdb-accept-message-alist and
(setq bbdb-mua-update-interactive-p '(query . create))
(setq bbdb-file "~/.emacs.d/bbdb"
(add-hook 'bbdb-notice-mail-hook 'bbdb-auto-notes) ;; not sure I need this
'(lambda () ;; From BBDB (TAB):
'wl-complete-field-body-or-tab 'bbdb-complete-mail wl-draft-mode-map)))
I think I need to set bbdb-mua-auto-update-p, but I'm not sure how.
PS. I would also like to be able to edit *all* the fields of a record when I
press ; (bbdb-mua-edit-field-sender). Is there a command for that?
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