notmuch ignoring alot of emails
alvherre at alvh.no-ip.org
Mon Jul 1 08:26:21 PDT 2019
On 2019-Jun-29, David Bremner wrote:
> David Bremner <david at tethera.net> writes:
> > Alvaro Herrera <alvherre at alvh.no-ip.org> writes:
> >> It's Content-Type/boundary that needs to be watched for. Only consider
> >> that the file is an mbox if a "^From " line appears after the boundary
> >> end marker (which seems to be defined as "the boundary string followed
> >> by two dashes --").
> > I'm not keen on writing (more) ad hoc MIME parsing code, so if you can
> > phrase this in terms of GMime API (or at least MIME parts) it would be
> > great.
Yeah, I was having a look at the GMime API last week to have a think
about how to do it with that.
> On second thought, I guess it might not be practical to use GMime to parse
> the file, since that might perform badly on large mboxes.
I think we only need to search for the first end boundary; if there's
anything beyond that, return is_mbox true. So we only need to fully
process the first email, and we can stop searching at that point.
Álvaro Herrera http://www.twitter.com/alvherre
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