Re: Data loss

Subject: Re: Data loss

Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2023 19:42:28 +0200

To: Carl Worth,


From: Fulvio Pizzigoni

Hi Carl e thanks for your prompt answer.

As you suggested, I add email as well.

This is what I did:
fulvio@linux:~$ notmuch setup 
Your full name [fulvio]: 
Your primary email address [my address]: return
Additional email address [Press 'Enter' if none]: return
Top-level directory of your email archive [/home/fulvio/.mutt]: return
Tags to apply to all new messages (separated by spaces) [unread inbox]: return
Tags to exclude when searching messages (separated by spaces) [deleted spam]: return

After this my .mutt directory (~ 4 GB di mail-boxess) appears so:
fulvio@linux:~$ ll .mutt
totale 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 fulvio fulvio 4096 18 feb 20.32 cur
drwxr-xr-x 2 fulvio fulvio 4096 18 feb 20.32 new
drwxr-xr-x 2 fulvio fulvio 4096 18 feb 20.32 tmp
fulvio@linux:~$ du -h .mutt
4,0K	.mutt/new
4,0K	.mutt/tmp
4,0K	.mutt/cur
16K	.mutt

That's all.


What happened?

Thanks in advance.


On Mon, Apr 03, 2023 at 09:27:22AM -0700, Carl Worth wrote:
> Hi Fulvio,
> I've never used notmuch-mutt.
> But notmuch itself doesn't delete any mail. It's really paranoid that
> way, (knowing how valuable mail is).
> I would suggest you write an email to the
> mailing list where you will be able to reach more people likely to have
> experience with all of the software you were using.
> And if you could provide more details on the actual steps you used, that
> would be useful. For example, you said "configuration process" and "at
> the end". But what actual commands were you running on those steps, for
> example?
> -Carl
> On Mon, Apr 03 2023, Fulvio Pizzigoni wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I have installed packages notmuch and notmuch-mutt.
> >
> > During configuration process I have indicated the directory used from 
> > Mutt for your mail-boxes.
> >
> > The configuration process have not indicated any allert.
> >
> > At the end the mail-boxes in that directory was removed; 3 new
> > empty sub-directory were created: cur, new, tmp.
> >
> > Was the data irremediably lost?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Fulvio Pizzigoni
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