How to index arbitrary headers?
petri at koodaamo.fi
Wed Oct 3 11:32:30 PDT 2012
thanks for your response. I am evaluating notmuch / xapian for building an
application for analyzing in various ways a fairly large number of emails
accumulated over several years. I am afraid the number of headers that
would ultimately need to be indexed is therefore quite a lot larger than
what notmuch currently indexes.
2012/10/1 Austin Clements <amdragon at mit.edu>
> Quoth Petri Savolainen on Oct 01 at 3:39 pm:
> > Hello,
> > I could not find information anywhere in notmuch docs about what is
> > actually indexed - specifically, what email headers are indexed and
> > searchable? If a header is not indexed, does searching for its value
> > result in a search hit?
> > It would be nice if one could just provide the list of headers to be
> > indexed in some configuration file or something.
> > Thanks,
> > Petri
> notmuch doesn't currently implement this, though it is an
> oft-requested feature. One (not insurmountable) difficulty is that
> the database would have to be rebuilt if a user-configured list of
> headers changed and there are technical limitations that prevent us
> from simply indexing all headers. Out of curiosity, what headers are
> you interested in indexing?
> The currently indexed headers are described in man
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