blanco requires access to your sent mail for calculating last contact times, and also access to a map of contact-to-frequency for calculating forgotten people.
If you can’t fulfil the requirements in the following two sections then blanco is not for you!
MH mailbox formats are supported, thanks to the
wonderful mailbox Python module.
msmtp logs are also supported, and using them is the preferred method. Parsing simple log entries is appreciably faster than processing mailboxes, and this method should be chosen if at all possible.
blanco expects your abook entries to have a frequency value in the
frequency field . The format is “<n> <units>”, where
n is a number
units is a character from the set
[dwmy]. For example, an entry
with a frequency of
3 m will be triggered if there hasn’t been a mail sent
to that address in three months.
You can add the following snippet to your
~/.abook/abookrc file to
display a frequency field in the
field frequency = Frequency view OTHER = frequency
You do not need to set this for
blanco to work, but it makes the purpose
of the field clearer.
 name=Bill email@example.com freq=30d  name=Joe firstname.lastname@example.org freq=30d
If you use the layout above you should specify
--field=freq when calling
Another alternative would be to use abook just to convert your current address
book in to a suitable format. Check the output of
abook --formats for the
file formats supported by your version of abook.
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blanco stores its configuration in
The configuration file is a simple
INI format file, The file is processed
with the configobj module, the documentation for which will describe some of
the advanced features available within the configuration file.
You can specify command line options in the configuration file as defaults, and
optionally override them from the command line. To toggle boolean options from
the command line use their
--no- prefixed versions.
An example configuration file is below:
sent type = msmtp field = custom5
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