How To Install mairix on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install mairix on Debian 10. mairix is indexes and searches locally-stored email

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install mairix on Debian 10.

What is mairix

mairix is a program for indexing and searching email messages stored offline on your computer. mairix supports the Maildir, MH folders, and mbox formats. . Some features: .

  • Indexing is fast. It runs incrementally on new messages - any particular message only gets scanned once in the lifetime of the index file. .
  • Searching is fast. .
  • The search mode populates a “virtual” maildir folder with symlinks which point to the real messages. This folder can be opened as usual in your mail program. .
  • Indexing and searching is based on words. The index file tabulates which words occur in which parts (particular headers + body) of which messages.

There are three ways to install mairix on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install mairix Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install mairix using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install mairix

Install mairix Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install mairix using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mairix

Install mairix Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install mairix using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install mairix

How To Uninstall mairix on Debian 10

To uninstall only the mairix package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove mairix

Uninstall mairix And Its Dependencies

To uninstall mairix and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove mairix

Remove mairix Configurations and Data

To remove mairix configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge mairix

Remove mairix configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove mairix configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge mairix

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install mairix on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.