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searching though mail

Asked by frayja on 2012-08-21

Hello,

I would like to know how to efficiently search though my mailbox. I am familiar with vm-isearch-forward, however, I feel that this can be improved. A feature that I am lacking is a summary like window where only matching emails are shown when the search criteria are modified.

It is entirely possible that such a feature already exists. If so, can someone point me to it? Otherwise, are there more people who would like to have more search power?

Regards,
Frayja

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Best Arik (akwm) said : #1

Hi Frayja,

I think what you are looking for is within the context of virtual folders. When I need to search like this I use the vm-create-virtual-folder (keys V-C) then the type of selector (e.g. subject, text, author, etc.) Most often, for me at least, one of these selectors is good, or you can do another V-C within the resulting virtual folder, to nest the searches. Otherwise, a very powerful but more abstract selector is the "sexp", where you enter a lisp expression of selectors (for example '(and (author "blah") (subject "blah"))')

I hope this answers your question. Please see the VM info manual for more details about how to use the virtual folder (and specifically the vm-create-virtual-folder) interfaces.

Cheers,
-Arik