Unexpected output of "notmuch new --quiet"

Ralph Seichter abbot at monksofcool.net
Fri Apr 19 06:55:27 PDT 2019

* Daniel Kahn Gillmor:

> Why is "non-mail file found" in my maildir such a low priority?

Because I do not agree with Notmuch's notion of what a non-mail file
is. All files the Dovecot server uses for its own metadata are placed
outside of "cur", "new", and "tmp".

My understanding of the Maildir structure is that only these three
subfolders in a given directory may contain mail files, so I expect
Notmuch, as a default behaviour, to ignore whatever is stored outside
of these subfolders.


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