[kdepim-users] KMail fast searching by local indexing

Josh Stephenson peterbuldge at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 03:13:12 GMT 2009

Indexing of mail already seems to work somewhat if you set up nepomuk and 
strigi right. Searching through Dolphin only returns the raw email data files 
with no way to pinpoint what you were searching for.  Searching through 
Krunner will let get you right to the specific mail containing your phrase. The 
way that Krunner lists the results could be a little better though.

On Thursday 26 November 2009 02:51:30 pm Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Thursday 26 November 2009, Kārlis Repsons wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I know its easy to talk in this way, but can this be done or what is
> > the programmers' opinion on it: there is a p2p web search tool called
> > "YaCy" - its locally indexed www pages searching capabilities seem
> > just awesome (logarithmic time) and it just made me wish if I could
> > locally index my IMAP mails and search for keyword combinations fast
> > locally, then go for the right mails on server...?
> The integration of Akonadi/Nepomuk in KMail will bring indexing of local
> mail. Indexing of mail on an IMAP server is impossible without
> downloading all of the mail. For online IMAP downloading everything
> doesn't really make much sense. Also, IMAP does support server-side
> searching, so that indexing the mail locally is not really necessary.
> Of course, it depends on the actual server how powerful/fast the
> server-side search is.
> Regards,
> Ingo
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