[Re-alpine-devel] [Alpine-info] select fails sporadically (using
mrc+uw at panda.com
Sat Oct 17 09:38:45 PDT 2009
On Sat, 17 Oct 2009, Luise Kunkle wrote:
> I get my mails by fetchmail, it *is* stored locally in the INBOX
> (/var/spool/mail/owner) and in local folders and sub-folders in the dir.
> Still, I do have the same problem sporadically, though not as often and
I have seen no evidence of it that problem ever happening in Alpine's
local mailbox searching, or in the mailbox searching used by Panda IMAP
and UW IMAP. If you have such evidence, I very much want to see it.
For your information, From searching works as follows:
1. The message header is parsed.
2. In the From line, the "personal name", "mailbox", and "domain" are
extracted as part of the parse.
3. A string is built from the data in step 2, in the form:
personal name <mailbox at domain>
4. A case-independent substring search is made of the desired string in
the string from step 3.
Try doing a From search with the string "k cr". You should find all the
messages that I've sent.
-- Mark --
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