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NOTMUCH-INSERT(1)		    notmuch		     NOTMUCH-INSERT(1)

NAME
       notmuch-insert -	add a message to the maildir and notmuch database

SYNOPSIS
       notmuch insert [option ...] [+<tag>|-<tag> ...]

DESCRIPTION
       notmuch insert reads a message from standard input and delivers it into
       the maildir directory given by configuration option database.path, then
       incorporates  the  message into the notmuch database. It	is an alterna-
       tive to using a separate	tool to	deliver	the message then running  not-
       much new	afterwards.

       The  new	message	will be	tagged with the	tags specified by the new.tags
       configuration option, then by operations	specified on the command-line:
       tags prefixed by	'+' are	added while those prefixed by '-' are removed.

       If  the	new message is a duplicate of an existing message in the data-
       base (it	has same Message-ID), it will be added to the  maildir	folder
       and notmuch database, but the tags will not be changed.

       The  insert  command  supports hooks. See notmuch-hooks(5) for more de-
       tails on	hooks.

       Option arguments	must appear before any tag operation arguments.	  Sup-
       ported options for insert include

       --folder=<folder>
	      Deliver  the  message  to	 the specified folder, relative	to the
	      top-level	directory given	by the value of	database.path. The de-
	      fault  is	 the  empty  string,  which  means  delivering	to the
	      top-level	directory.

       --create-folder
	      Try to create the	folder named by	the  --folder  option,	if  it
	      does not exist. Otherwise	the folder must	already	exist for mail
	      delivery to succeed.

       --keep Keep the message file if indexing	fails, and  keep  the  message
	      indexed  if applying tags	or maildir flag	synchronization	fails.
	      Ignore these errors and return exit status 0  to	indicate  suc-
	      cessful mail delivery.

       --no-hooks
	      Prevent hooks from being run.

       --world-readable
	      When  writing  mail to the mailbox, allow	it to be read by users
	      other than the current user.  Note that this does	 not  override
	      umask.   By default, delivered mail is only readable by the cur-
	      rent user.

       --decrypt=(true|nostash|auto|false)
	      If true and the message is encrypted, try	to decrypt the message
	      while  indexing, stashing	any session keys discovered.  If auto,
	      and notmuch already knows	about a	session	key for	 the  message,
	      it  will	try decrypting using that session key but will not try
	      to access	the user's secret keys.	 If decryption is  successful,
	      index  the  cleartext itself.  Either way, the message is	always
	      stored to	disk in	its original form (ciphertext).

	      nostash is the same as  true  except  that  it  will  not	 stash
	      newly-discovered session keys in the database.

	      Be aware that the	index is likely	sufficient (and	a stashed ses-
	      sion key is certainly sufficient)	to reconstruct	the  cleartext
	      of the message itself, so	please ensure that the notmuch message
	      index is adequately protected.  DO  NOT  USE  --decrypt=true  or
	      --decrypt=nostash	 without  considering the security of your in-
	      dex.

	      See also index.decrypt in	notmuch-config(1).

EXIT STATUS
       This command  returns  exit  status  0  on  successful  mail  delivery,
       non-zero	 otherwise. The	default	is to indicate failed mail delivery on
       any errors, including message file delivery to the filesystem,  message
       indexing	 to Notmuch database, changing tags, and synchronizing tags to
       maildir flags. The --keep option	may be used to settle  for  successful
       message file delivery.

       This command supports the following special exit	status code for	errors
       most likely to be temporary in nature, e.g. failure to get  a  database
       write lock.

       75 (EX_TEMPFAIL)
	      A	temporary failure occurred; the	user is	invited	to retry.

       The exit	status of the post-insert hook does not	affect the exit	status
       of the insert command.

SEE ALSO
       notmuch(1), notmuch-config(1), notmuch-count(1),	notmuch-dump(1),  not-
       much-hooks(5), notmuch-reply(1),	notmuch-restore(1), notmuch-search(1),
       notmuch-search-terms(7),	notmuch-show(1), notmuch-tag(1)

AUTHOR
       Carl Worth and many others

COPYRIGHT
       2009-2021, Carl Worth and many others

0.32.2				 Sep 21, 2021		     NOTMUCH-INSERT(1)

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