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Re: [VM] searching in mime encoded email

From: John Hein
Subject: Re: [VM] searching in mime encoded email
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:22:18 -0700

Uday Reddy wrote at 09:05 +0000 on Jan 19, 2012:
 > 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
 > unintelligent. 
 > 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.

Yes, V C text is helpful.  Good reminder.  It doesn't always work right
for me, but I'll have to dig into that separately.  And I often
need regex searches which it seems V C text doesn't give.

I still like the incremental highlighted search, with visible context
(and regex and case insensitivity), I get with M-S.

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