37.11.1 Making Summaries
Here are the commands to create a summary for the current Rmail file.
Once the Rmail file has a summary buffer, changes in the Rmail file
(such as deleting or expunging messages, and getting new mail)
automatically update the summary.
- Summarize all messages (
- l labels <RET>
- C-M-l labels <RET>
- Summarize messages that have one or more of the specified labels
- C-M-r rcpts <RET>
- Summarize messages that have one or more of the specified recipients
- C-M-t topic <RET>
- Summarize messages that have a match for the specified regexp
topic in their subjects (
- C-M-s regexp
- Summarize messages whose headers and the subject line match the
specified regular expression regexp
The h or C-M-h (
rmail-summary) command fills the summary buffer
for the current Rmail file with a summary of all the messages in the file.
It then displays and selects the summary buffer in another window.
C-M-l labels <RET> (
a partial summary mentioning only the messages that have one or more of the
labels labels. labels should contain label names separated by
C-M-r rcpts <RET> (
makes a partial summary mentioning only the messages that have one or more
of the recipients rcpts. rcpts should contain mailing
addresses separated by commas.
C-M-t topic <RET> (
makes a partial summary mentioning only the messages whose subjects have
a match for the regular expression topic.
C-M-s regexp <RET> (
makes a partial summary which mentions only the messages whose headers
(including the date and the subject lines) match the regular
Note that there is only one summary buffer for any Rmail file; making one
kind of summary discards any previously made summary.
rmail-summary-window-size says how many lines to
use for the summary window. The variable
rmail-summary-line-count-flag controls whether the summary line
for a message should include the line count of the message.