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I am using alpine since a few days and I am very happy with the IMAP functionality and the terrific speed. The only frustration is that the W search (whereis) isn't as powerful (and probably not meant to be). What would be the best solution to search all inbox messages e.g. with a specific from (and having alpine to show a list of these matching messages) or even in the entire collection of IMAP folders or in a specific IMAP folder (e.g. archive) ?

I think this might need a special script

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To search in a single folder:

  1. Go to a folder
  2. Press: ;, t, F, (select, text, from).
  3. Then type in any part of the sender's name or email address
  4. z to zoom in (or enable auto-zoom in your settings).
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