Filing en masse

Filing en masse

Post by Bruc » Sun, 21 May 2006 05:07:42

I have over 3000 messages in my inbox :-O
and I've finally decided to do something about it. Is there a way to send
the messages that have save hooks to the appropriate files without my
typing "s" "<enter>", "s" "<enter>" until my fingers are worn down to

Filing en masse

Post by Stephe » Sun, 21 May 2006 05:28:33

Tag a range then do save command on all tagged to your destination ;


Filing en masse

Post by Maarten Be » Sun, 21 May 2006 05:31:45

I think you are looking for the notion of tagging messages, see the

For instance you can limit first your inbox to mail from one person
(using l) and then tag all these messages, and tag-save to the mailbox
for this person.

Maarten Bergvelt

Filing en masse

Post by Bruc » Sun, 21 May 2006 09:08:54


Filing en masse

Post by Michael Ta » Tue, 30 May 2006 19:44:36

mutt solution: tag-pattern

Since you may want to look into procmail anyway, it it possible to
reinject a mailbox to procmail. So all messages in that mailbox will be
filtered according to the current rules.
i.e. for mbox: cat mailbox | formail -s procmail

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