tell me how to do this (mass tagging of messages)
camalot at picnicpark.org
Sat Dec 1 08:19:56 PST 2018
On 10/18/18 1:37 AM, Jeff Templon wrote:
> I guess the point for me is that I frequently search for messages (and
> not threads), and when I do so, it's easy for me to forget that actions
> taken on the results buffer not only apply to those messages, they can
> apply to all messages in threads that happen to contain a matched
I'm very late to this thread, and ironically not using notmuch to send
this reply, but I have an additional suggestions to support this use
case that may still be useful to Jeff or anyone who might find this
thread through a search of the list archive.
I too frequently search for specific messages, but I use the package
counsel-notmuch (which was inspired by helm-notmuch) for this
task. This is relevant to this thread because these packages present a
view of matching *messages* that updates as you type your query. When
you select one of the message they take you directly to the selected
message in notmuch-show-mode instead of the list of threads with
matching messages in notmuch-search-mode that a regular notmuch search
does (which is also very useful, but is the less common workflow for
me). Tagging actions, etc. are then naturally applied to the specific
message, though I will say that since search works so well this way, I
use tags fairly infrequently.
Neither project page for these packages makes any attempt to convey how
awesome it feels to have a filter-as-you-type experience for plucking
exactly the message from 2 years ago that you're looking for from your
mail archive with a few seconds of typing, or the looks of incredulity
you receive from anyone who sees you do it.
And of course, it's all notmuch under the hood making this happen.
Notmuch is just *awesome*. :-)
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