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7 Searching

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.