mu4e is fully search-based: even if you ’jump to a folder’, you are executing a query for messages that happen to have the property of being in a certain folder (maildir).
Normally, queries return up to
mu4e-headers-results-limit (default: 500) results.
That is usually more than enough, and makes things significantly faster. Sometimes, however, you
may want to show all results; you can enable this with M-x
mu4e-headers-toggle-full-search, or by customizing the variable
mu4e-headers-full-search. This applies to all search commands.
You can also influence the sort order and whether threads are shown or not; see Sorting and threading.
|• Queries:||Searching for messages.|
|• Bookmarks:||Remembering queries.|
|• Maildir searches:||Queries for maildirs.|
|• Other search functionality:||Some more tricks.|