[Dev] Chandler Query Proposal 0.1

Oren Sreebny oren at cac.washington.edu
Tue Feb 24 13:01:42 PST 2004


Not sure if this is helpful, but one of the things we've found useful 
in Pine is the ability to search email by Participant, which 
simultaneously searches Cc, To, and From headers for the string 
specified.

- Oren

On Feb 23, 2004, at 11:18 AM, Katie Capps Parlante wrote:

>
>> All inbox email items that were sent by a particular person
>> |FOR i in inbox.contents WHERE i.fromAddress == <Joe'sContactItem>???|
>> May need fuzzy match or alias based equality to do a good job here.
>> mail schema is buggy because reply-address != From:/Sender
>
> This case is an interesting one. The user might just want all email 
> items that Joe sent. Joe may have several email addresses. Joe might 
> also have email addresses that are no longer valid, but have been used 
> in the past (we are planning on tracking "old" email addresses). We'd 
> like to be able to write a query that finds email from any of these 
> email addresses. (I'll take a look at the buggy mail schema -- not 
> surprising as we have done nothing to exercise it other than generate 
> documentation).




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