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I use Gnus for mail with nnmail backend. I was in Gnus group buffer and accidentally pressed C-k, which called gnus-group-kill-group. Did I just mindlessly deleted important mail? How do I restore my mail?

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Killing groups doesn't mean deleting them completely with all the mail, it means unsubscribing from a group and making it invisible. Read subsection Group levels of Gnus manual to understand subscribedness to groups better. To restore killed groups first list them by A k (gnus-group-list-killed) or L (gnus-group-list-all-groups), then subscribe back by u (gnus-group-unsubscribe-current-group)

  • You can also yank it back with C-y if you did it recently. – db48x Mar 23 '16 at 6:20

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