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2.1 Registering inboxes

A public-inbox archive, referred to as an inbox, is registered by adding an entry to piem-inboxes. Here’s an example entry for the Git project’s mailing list:

 :url ""
 :address ""
 :listid ""
 :coderepo "~/src/git/")

The first element is a name for the inbox and will typically match the name at the end of the :url value. Specifying either :listid or :address is important so that a message in a buffer can be mapped to an inbox in piem-inboxes.

:coderepo points to a local Git repository that contains code related to that archive (in the example above, a local clone of This information is required to apply patches from an archive to a local code repository (see Applying patches).