[Alpine-info] Alpine - multiple accounts: Age Interval syntax,
retaining flagged messages, sending with AOL?
mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 23:47:26 PDT 2011
On Wed, 12 Oct 2011, James Freer wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. I've done it but it was a little disappointing on
> the speed side. I realised there would be a delay with sorting but it is
> so slow it's barely worth trying. In the past i've flagged [starred]
> important messages and then selected unflagged and deleted manually -
> that seems the best way all things considered.
> unless anyone has any bright ideas!
Have we discussed "keywords?" I just found that feature. Read on...
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Does anyone else think it would be worthwhile to have an alphanumeric
flagging system? Instead of just "Important" (*) or "not Important" (not
*), we could allow use of single character. People could develop their
own schemes using A, B, C or 1, 2, 3.
It seems like right now we have a status field in our indexes and a
separate importance field. The importance can be * or empty. How much
work would it be to add an option to "enable importance codes" -- single
byte codes -- and make it possible to search the importance field for any
-------end text I wrote about a feature I didn't think existed-------
Oops. I just figured out that this feature already exists in Alpine. It
allows us to define keywords which are stored in the X-Keywords field of
the mail header.
I can see that "Forwarded" is considered a "status" in my Alpine even
though the data about forwarding is stored in the X-Keywords header field.
Maybe that is because I selected [x]Enable Flag Screen Keyword Shortcut.
You really should look at that -- I think it is what you need. From an
index do this to get to configuration:
Then use ctrl-W to search for "keyword" without the quotes. For each item
you land on, hit the question mark to get help and read it.
Maybe that does what you need. It's amazing how much there is hidden away
behind the scenes in Alpine.
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