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Re: nnir imap search does not work as expected

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: nnir imap search does not work as expected
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:16:18 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Arkady Grudzinsky <> writes:

> Hi, everyone,
> I'm using Gnus to access my Gmail account via nnimap.
> When I search a group using 'GG' and type query
> ,----
> | FROM ""
> `----
> The search produces emails containing "" and not
> necessarily in the "From:" header.

Imap search is pretty weird -- it wants you to specify the search key
ahead of time. If you just use GG and then type a string, it will search
all headers and the body. You can use a C-u prefix to GG to select which
key to search on (including "imap" to write the queries yourself), or
set nnir-imap-default-search-key to a different key (again, including

Kind of weird.

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