[neomutt-devel] Aliases now support tagging

Richard Russon rich at flatcap.org
Wed Dec 13 12:50:00 CET 2023


In Mutt, you can configure aliases for Email Addresses:

  alias bob Robert Smith <cure at example.com>

In NeoMutt, you can add comments after, which are displayed and can be
searched through:

  alias bob Robert Smith <cure at example.com> # Singer

Now, NeoMutt checks for a special `tags:` field.
The tags are comma-separated text string.
They can appear anywhere in the comment, e.g.

  alias bob Robert Smith <cure at example.com> # Singer tags:goth,rock

You can display the tags, by adding %Y to `$alias_format`, e.g.

  set alias_format = "%3n %f%t %-15a %-56r │ %c%>  %-15Y"

In the Alias Dialog (Address Book), you can search or limit based on
these tags:

  <search>~Y goth
  <limit>~Y rock

Cheers,
    FlatCap / Rich


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