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Re: [O] exported contacts problem

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: [O] exported contacts problem
Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2019 08:07:21 +1000
User-agent: mu4e 1.3.4; emacs 26.2.90

Maybe, but those are unusually high maildir numbers IMO. I have approx
8Gb of email messages, but only have a handful of maildirs - this is
primarily why I prefer mu4e and org as a powerful mail workflow.

I use to use the old model of sorting email into many different folders,
but it was just too time consuming. My inbox was always large and I
spent hours each week just sorting and refiling my messages.

Now I just have a couple of maildirs for each account - inbox, archived,
sent, draft and thats it. For messages I need to track, I create an
org-todo with a mu4e link and if I need to find an old message, mu
search works fine.

Now my inbox has approx 20 messages and I spend no time sorting and
refiling messages.

Mutt is OK, but does not integrate well with emacs. I live in emacs, so
I want my mail reader there as well.

Jean Louis <bugs@gnu.support> writes:

> * Tim Cross <address@hidden> [2019-08-02 23:26]:
>> I tried gnus some time ago and use to use it when I read
>> newsgroups. While I find it to be an extremely powerful and capable
>> package, I never got comfortable with using it for mail. I once used VM
>> and then mew, but now mu4e, which I think is fantastic. Part of what I
>> like about it is the nice workflow I have with org-mode.
> mu4e is good maybe for small usage, it does not scale up[1]. With
> 47783 maildir folders it cannot cope. It is unusable. 
> A concept to read maildirs from a database is not good one. Database
> index is for searching. Maildirs shall be read directly based upon the
> specification.
> Package `maildir' is much faster to read maildirs.
> A search with `mu' can symlink found emails into specific folder and
> `maildir' package can quickly read such folder. That is about the `mu'
> search.
> Nothing beats `mutt'[2] for reading emails.
> Jean
> Footnotes:
> [1]  https://github.com/djcb/mu/issues/1440
> [2]  https://www.mutt.org

Tim Cross

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