- From: Brian Stafford <brian stafford uklinux net>
- To: Emmanuel <e allaud wanadoo fr>
- Cc: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Q]
- Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:11:53 +0000
On Tue, 27 November 07:24 Emmanuel wrote:
> On 2001.11.26 16:14 Brian Stafford wrote:
>> If so, I would not reccommend using this for a filter, since it may be
>> omitted or in some arbitrary format determined by the sending MUA. Only
>> the mailbox part of the address can be compared reliably - and even then
>> the usual care is needed wrt case sensitivity on the left and right of the
> For now all search is case insensitive, but I think we could have a way to
> change that.
The domain must always be a case insensitive match. The left side is harder
to make a judgement. Strictly speaking it is case sensitive, but many systems
consider case to be folded so case-insensitive is likely to be right most
>> OTOH, if the mailbox address is used as an index into the local address
>> book to find the string to compare for the filter rules, that could be made
>> reliable since the user is in control of their address book.
> Hmm in fact that's exactly what I want : a way to give the user a way to
> filter upon things he knows, I mean that in general you don't remember the
> e-mail address of someone but you remember his name/nickname.
> But the problem is : how can I distinct between a "normal" address and one
> that is in one of the address books
I'm not clear what you mean here.
> (moreover I want to be able to do that as fast as possible)?
I would guess that some kind of hashed lookup is needed.
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