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indexes and searches email in locally stored email
mairix is a program for indexing and searching locally stored email messages.
mairix supports Maildir, MH folders, and mbox formats.
* Indexing is fast. It runs incrementally on new messages - any
particular message only gets scanned once in the lifetime of the
index file.
* The search mode populates a "virtual" maildir folder with symlinks
which point to the real messages. This folder can be opened as usual
in your mail program.
* The search mode is very fast.
* Indexing and searching works on the basis of words. The index file
tabulates which words occur in which parts (particular headers +
body) of which messages.
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