Christopher Barry on 19 Sep 2016 18:49:04 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Notmuchmail: was Top-posting (was: Replacement mailing list idea)

On Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:39:26 -0400
Amul Shah <> wrote:

>> On Sep 19, 2016, at 6:25 PM, Steve Litt <>
>> wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:30:36 -0400
>> Christopher Barry <> wrote:
>> While I have not read it all, it  
>>> looks pretty interesting.
>> This would be spectacular if I could get notmuchmail's maildir to
>> overlay Dovecot's maildir, without in any way changing Dovecot's
>> maildir. Detailed search results at your fingertips.
>> Claws-mail has outstanding search facilities, but I'm always looking
>> for even better ones.  
>At $WORK, our mailing list history is served up via Dovecot so that we
>can access old mail via any mail client (a mix of Thunderbird, Outlook
>and alpine/mutt). Dovecot can be configured to use Solr/Lucene
>( and we have done so, but the
>performance is so-so.
>I use mairix,, to search from
>the command line with the results symlinked into a maildir folder.
>This kind of searching works well whether I’m using Thunderbird or
>alpine. By default search queries are dumped into one maildir folder.
>IIRC you can direct mairix to more than one folder, but I’ve never
>needed to. The only care and feeding is a nightly cron job to
>re-index. mairix searches on word boundaries so it’s not nearly as
>flexible as I would like, but it gets the job done.
>It seems someone has built a notmuch utility called notmuchfs which
>creates a VFS of maildirs from queries. If you do use this, please
>post about it.

Bam! That's a generic implementation of Evo's query folders I miss!

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