[Users] Mairix

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Thu Apr 27 01:42:56 CEST 2017

I just installed mairix from the debian repositories. I'm rather
impressed with it. I can specify a subset to be indexed of all the
emails available. It took about a minute to index for the first time
several gigabytes of emails, and then seconds to search the index for
a keyword. That is much faster than using find across all the emails I

I did have a problem. I wanted the output folder to be where claws-mail
would find it, so in its mail tree. I tried creating it with mkdir and
touching .mh_sequences. That created it, but I could not see it in

Instead I created it where I wanted it using claws-mail. That worked.

I haven't figured out what mairix.sh is for. (On debian, package
claws-mail-tools, /usr/share/doc/claws-mail/tools/mairix.sh.) It appears
to combine the scan and search operations into one command. Nice, but I
usually find myself making multiple searches as I refine my query. So
only the first scan in a series of searches would be useful.


The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,
supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the
place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
-- U.S. Const. Amendment IV

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