Re: Unexpected output of "notmuch new --quiet"

Subject: Re: Unexpected output of "notmuch new --quiet"

Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:19:47 -0300

To: Ralph Seichter,


From: David Bremner

Ralph Seichter <> writes:

> * Eric:
>> I think that there will be lots of people (and organisations) who get
>> collections of email from elsewhere and want to add them all to their
>> own single collection for reference, archival, and research purposes.
> And how would dropping individual mail files into "cur" instead of any
> old folder limit that?

The issue is more that people have existing mail setups that work, and
we don't want to break them without a good reason; on the other hand
changing the default messages would probably not really count as

> My point is: Maildir has a defined structure. I'm not against Notmuch
> supporting a wider range of layouts, but I think Notmuch should not
> complain about perfectly legitimate non-mail files found outside the
> Maildir scope.

Right, I think that point is clear now, that we're just talking about
changing the warning messages. I'm not saying I'm going to work on it,
but I think I understand the feature-request.


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