Who needs better email search for Thunderbird?

Thunderbird’s email search isn’t that great by today’s standards. If I type “red dog” into the search bar it doesn’t even tokenize and search for the words separately – it’s a substring match so “my dog is red” isn’t found. And it’s slow.

What about embedding “real” fulltext search into it? Sphinx perhaps?

Just a thought.


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I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.


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