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Re: [VM] searching in mime encoded email

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: [VM] searching in mime encoded email
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:05:57 +0000

John Hein writes:

> M-s is a wonderful search tool for a vm folder, but it searches the
> encoded mime (i.e., the gobbledy-gook) instead of the decoded mime.
> Given the ever increasing [it seems to me] usage of base64 even for
> plain text messages (particularly from certain mobile devices), I
> wonder how hard it would be to update the search to decode mime as it
> chugs along.  It's fairly rare that I need to search for a string in
> encoded mime ;)

M-s is just an interface to the Emacs search engine.  So it is quite

V C text is the better way to go.  We also need to get V C text to work with
external search engines (IMAP servers and mairix etc.)

We will eventually recode M-s to work with virtual folders.  That will make
it a bit more useful.


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