Re: [Evolution] Searching emails?

Am Sonntag, den 27.02.2011, 22:23 +0100 schrieb Thomas Novin:
On Thu, 2011-02-24 at 06:12 +0100, Thomas Mittelstaedt wrote:
Am Mittwoch, den 23.02.2011, 15:49 +0100 schrieb Thomas Novin:

I constantly have a need for searching through my emails. For my Gmail
account I usually go to Gmail Webmail which has a very advanced way of
doing this (if you know the search filters) and it's extremely fast.

For my other account which is an IMAP-connection to an Exchange-server I
can only search from within Evolution. Since the search function is

What do you mean by "limited"?

No so much limited by number of searches you can do, more that I find
that it often doesn't work or is extremely slow. I just now did a  body
search for 'distributed' in "Current Accounts". After 5 minutes I shut
down Evolution because I didn't want to wait any longer. No real CPU
usage either so I doubt much was going on.

You are right. Searching over a whole or all accounts is unreliable.
That's my experience with version 2.28. The remedy for me is to 
organize my mail in an efficient manner, so that I don't need to 
search over all accounts. Plus, my experience with search folders
has been good of late, as long as you don't use it on special folders
like 'INBOX', 'SENT'. And last, but not least, tagging of emails is
very useful.

Then instead did the search with grep. In < 5 secs it was done with two

Yep. That's always good for control. Do you know grepmail?

In Gmail search this was completed < 3 sec with lots of more matches.
Probably because that search is case insensitive.


Tracker has been very broken in the past but now I noticed there is a
0.10 version just released. I will try it as soon as I find a good way
to install it on Ubuntu.

My results with tracker are mixed as well (version 0.6.95 on ubuntu
karmic). But, I don't expect it to be a silver-bullet-tool, i.e. if a
search brings up the result I expected or is useful, what do I care if
the software is perfect? If I'm not sure, I use a grep/grepmail run or
search folders individually in evolution.


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