[Users] Searching (was no subject)

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Nov 21 22:20:56 CET 2011

On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:57:45 -0700
Troy Vitullo <info at troyvit.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:44:44 -0500
> john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> > The search function in Claws Mail is IMO inadequate. Kmail
> > creates a separate folder for each search request. This in turn
> > can be searched further. Claws mail search of a folder just
> > positions you in that folder. And sometimes it makes false finds,
> > possibly based on hidden header info in the messsage.
> John,
> I agree about the latter part. I hate it when I search for a term and
> it's some  hidden header that triggers a result.
> I figured out a trick that (in my opinion) works better than kmail's
> searches being saved in folders. If I have a criteria that I need to
> search for more than once, or that I need to manipulate further after
> searching, I just tag the initial search results with memorable name.
> Then I can go back and search within that tag using the extended
> search. It fails if I don't update the tagged results now and again,
> but it works for me.
> Best,
> Troy
Can you expand on the tagging process a little bit? Do you have
to take action to tag each message as it is read?  

Are you seaching by right clicking on the folder name or by selecting
"search" from the "edit" menu?

John Culleton
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