Re: Address Completion in Emacs

Subject: Re: Address Completion in Emacs

Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2023 02:05:39 +0000

To: Sandra Snan,


From: David Wen Riccardi-Zhu

Thank you, Sandra! With your advice, I was able to figure out that corfu
was overriding the Tab key from notmuch. If I disable it,
notmuch-address-expand-name works (with orderless and vertico). I'll see
if I can find a way to pipe it into corfu somehow.

Sandra Snan <> writes:

> David, I have message-completion-alist set to this value:
> (("^\\(Resent-\\)?\\(To\\|B?Cc\\|Reply-To\\|From\\|Mail-Followup-To\\|Mail-Copies-To\\):" 
>   .  notmuch-address-expand-name) 
>  ("^\\(Newsgroups\\|Followup-To\\|Posted-To\\|Gcc\\):" . 
>  message-expand-group) ("^\\([^ :]*-\\)?\\(To\\|B?Cc\\|From\\):" . 
>  message-expand-name)) 
> That way, when I hit tab in the sender field, which is bound to 
> message-tab, it'll run notmuch-address-expand-name which can find 
> pretty much everyone I've ever heard of.
> I additionally have an old BBDB that I've been using for ages that 
> I can access with ESC TAB which is set to bbdb-complete-mail but I 
> literally only have 16 people in there (I just checked). I use 
> them for my most common faves so I can get their most canonical 
> address with just a few letters.
> As for weeding through the list of candidates, there are packages 
> such as orderless and vertico that can enhance all calls to 
> completing-read, including the one in notmuch-address-expand-name. 
> After using it a while it does a good job at giving me the 
> relevantest ones at the top and letting me filter through them 
> further.
> Corfu and company-mode, I have never heard of! So this is more of 
> an answer to the "alternatively" part you asked.
> Sandra
> David Wen Riccardi-Zhu <> writes:
>> Hello,
>> I had working address completion in Emacs with company-mode, but
>> recently switched to corfu. Has anyone been able to get address
>> completion to work with it?
>> Alternatively, I'm wondering how the internal completion style works. Is
>> there a function I can call to get internal address completion to kick
>> in?
>> Lastly, is it possible to remove addresses from the list of candidates?
>> I have a few addresses that were consistently recommended even though
>> they had typos in them.
>> I have this in my config:
>> (setq notmuch-address-command 'internal
>>   notmuch-address-internal-completion '(sent nil)
>>   notmuch-address-save-filename "~/org/contacts/notmuch-contacts"
>>   ;; ... 
>> )
>> Can I manually clean up my notmuch-contacts file? 
>> If yes, is it possible to add newlines to the file, to make it easier to
>> search and edit?
>> Thank you!
>> David
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