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meli.1: add contacts doc

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Manos Pitsidianakis 2 years ago
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@ -105,6 +105,54 @@ instead to use the mailcap entry for the MIME type of the attachment, if any. Se
for the location of the mailcap files and
.Xr mailcap 5
for their syntax.
.Sh SEARCH
Each e-mail storage backend has its default search method.
.Em IMAP
uses the SEARCH command,
.Em notmuch
uses libnotmuch and
.Em Maildir/mbox
have to do a slow linear search. Thus it is advised to use a cache on
.Em Maildir/mbox
accounts.
.Nm Ns
, if built with sqlite3, includes the ability to perform full text search on the following fields: From, To, Cc, Bcc, In-Reply-To, References, Subject and Date. The message body (in plain text human readable form) and the flags can also be queried. To enable sqlite3 indexing for an account set
.Em cache_type
to
.Em sqlite3
in the configuration file and to create the sqlite3 index issue command
.Cm index Ar ACCOUNT_NAME Ns \&.
To search in the message body type your keywords without any special formatting.
To search in specific fields, prepend your search keyword with "field:" like so:
.Pp
.D1 subject:helloooo or subject:\&"call for help\&" or \&"You remind me today of a small, Mexican chihuahua.\&"
.Pp
.D1 not ((from:unrealistic and (to:complex or not "query")) or flags:seen,draft)
.Pp
.D1 alladdresses:mailing@list.tld and cc:me@domain.tld
.Pp
Boolean operators are
.Em or Ns
,
.Em and
and
.Em not
.Po
alias:
.Em \&!
.Pc
String keywords with spaces must be quoted. Quotes should always be escaped.
.sp
.Sy Important Notice about IMAP
.sp
To prevent downloading all your messages from your IMAP server, don't set
.Em cache_type
to
.Em sqlite3 Ns
\&.
.Nm
will relay your queries to the IMAP server. Expect a delay between query and response. Sqlite3 on the contrary at reasonable mailbox sizes should have a non noticable delay.
.Sh COMPOSING
To send mail, press
.Cm m
@ -157,54 +205,26 @@ issue Ctrl-z and to resume editing press the
command again (default
.Em e Ns
).
.Sh SEARCH
Each e-mail storage backend has its default search method.
.Em IMAP
uses the SEARCH command,
.Em notmuch
uses libnotmuch and
.Em Maildir/mbox
have to do a slow linear search. Thus it is advised to use a cache on
.Em Maildir/mbox
accounts.
.Nm Ns
, if built with sqlite3, includes the ability to perform full text search on the following fields: From, To, Cc, Bcc, In-Reply-To, References, Subject and Date. The message body (in plain text human readable form) and the flags can also be queried. To enable sqlite3 indexing for an account set
.Em cache_type
to
.Em sqlite3
in the configuration file and to create the sqlite3 index issue command
.Cm index Ar ACCOUNT_NAME Ns \&.
.Sh CONTACTS
.Nm
supports two kinds of contact backends:
To search in the message body type your keywords without any special formatting.
To search in specific fields, prepend your search keyword with "field:" like so:
.Pp
.D1 subject:helloooo or subject:\&"call for help\&" or \&"You remind me today of a small, Mexican chihuahua.\&"
.Pp
.D1 not ((from:unrealistic and (to:complex or not "query")) or flags:seen,draft)
.Pp
.D1 alladdresses:mailing@list.tld and cc:me@domain.tld
.Pp
Boolean operators are
.Em or Ns
,
.Em and
and
.Em not
.Po
alias:
.Em \&!
.Pc
String keywords with spaces must be quoted. Quotes should always be escaped.
.sp
.Sy Important Notice about IMAP
.sp
To prevent downloading all your messages from your IMAP server, don't set
.Em cache_type
to
.Em sqlite3 Ns
.Bl -enum -compact -offset indent
.It
an internal format that gets saved under
.Pa $XDG_DATA_HOME/meli/account_name/addressbook Ns
\&.
.Nm
will relay your queries to the IMAP server. Expect a delay between query and response. Sqlite3 on the contrary at reasonable mailbox sizes should have a non noticable delay.
.It
vCard files (v3, v4) through the
.Ic vcard_folder
option in the account section. The path defined as
.Ic vcard_folder
can hold multiple vCards per file. They are loaded read only.
.El
See
.Xr meli.conf 5 ACCOUNTS
for the complete account configuration values.
.Sh EXECUTE mode
Commands are issued in EXECUTE mode, by default started with Space and exited with Escape key.
.Pp

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