mutt indexing (was Re: Orca & tbird issues)

Janina Sajka janina at
Fri Nov 11 23:29:57 UTC 2016

Yeah, I looked at notmuch, but I'm still mbox and prefer to stay with
it. So, I stopped when I still the maildir requirement.

Tim Chase writes:
> On November 11, 2016, Joel Roth wrote:
> > I was put off the built-in searching by the slowness of my
> > spinning rust media at the time. Having SSD could help,
> > as well as learning the syntax ;-)
> I've used "notmuch" as my external indexer.  While the initial
> indexing can take a while (and a bit of time updating the index
> to integrate new mail), subsequent searching is blindingly fast.
> There's a mutt integration that creates a virtual Maildir box into
> which searches link all their results.  The syntax is pretty easy to
> pick up, and has full boolean-query support as well as limiting terms
> to particular locations (headers or the body, as well as tags).
> I like it enough that I've been trying to migrate to "alot" which is
> notmuch-specific mail interface.  The search and tagging feels like
> the power of Google while keeping the mail-store local.
> -tim
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