Re: Newbie: On Outlook Exchange how to use notmuch to connect to it?

Subject: Re: Newbie: On Outlook Exchange how to use notmuch to connect to it?

Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:59:59 -0400

To: Tomer B,


From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor

On Thu 2020-07-02 10:36:34 +0300, Tomer B wrote:
> Hi,  I tried searching but the mailing list is huge..

You might try searching at the new mailing list interface: -- put your search terms in the
"terms" box!

> I'm a newbie and impressed by notmuch.  I want to start using it, i'm
> currently on outlook exchange, is there any guide that shows how to use
> notmuch for searching my outlook both exchange and local folders,

Outlook is a Mail User Agent (a local e-mail program) or a webapp. It
typically accesses Microsoft Exchange (a mail server) using one of several
different possible mechanisms (MAPI, EWS, etc) to fetch representations
of each e-mail message.

Notmuch only works with a local maildir.  So what you need is a way to
get a copy of your messages from Exchange and build a local maildir.

I'm afraid i don't have a good answer for that -- it will typically
depend on how Exchange is configured.  If Exchange has an IMAP connector
enabled, you can use a tool like imap-dl (from the mailscripts package),
getmail, or offlineimap to retrieve the messages via IMAP and stash them
in a local maildir.

If Exchange doesn't have an IMAP connector enabled, then you'll need to
learn more about what interfaces are available for you to fetch the
underlying messages.

Without more information about how your mail server is configured, it's
hard to know how to give you better guidance here, though.


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