"Loris Bennett" <loris.benn...@fu-berlin.de> writes:

> Hi,
> Many years ago I set Gnus up to read mail from a server via IMAP and
> every thing has been working fine.  I now want to add a second account
> on the same server[1].
> I have added a corresponding line to .authinfo, but there doesn't seem
> to be a variable I could add to the select method to indicate which
> account should be used.
> Currently I just don't see any extra folders from the second account and
> they do not appear when I try to subscribe to additional folder.
> Any ideas?
> Cheers,
> Loris
> Footnotes: 
> [1]  To be honest, the accounts are not on the same server.  However,
> the server address is the same in both cases.  Behind the scenes some
> jiggery-pokery goes on to forward mail to a second server in the case of
> the second account.  

You didn't mention adding the second server to
`gnus-secondary-select-methods' -- that's the key step. Have you done
that? Gnus won't know about the server until you put it there, and once
it does know, it can handle the ~/.authinfo step by itself.


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