[FoRK] Rael on e-mail

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Tue Apr 13 15:06:46 PDT 2004


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Luis Villa writes:
> On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 16:33 -0500, Contempt for Meatheads wrote:
> >	http://www.raelity.org/computers/internet/email/archive.html
> > 
> > A single archive of one's own #
> > | Mon 12 Apr 2004
> > I've spent an inordinate amount of time over the years acting as 
> > librarian for my mail archive, manually sorting and sifting, carefully 
> > categorizing, and lovingly tending my history in email. After spending 
> > a little time with ZOE and thinking about the single archive 
> > methodology in Gmail (don't sort, search), I'm starting an experiment 
> > today where any mail to be kept for any reason I'll be dropping into a 
> > single Archive folder and relying on full-text and 
> > To/From/Subject-based searching rather than sifting through project-, 
> > person-, or mailinglist-specific folders. I'll check back in and let 
> > you know how I get on. 
> 
> I manage several gigs of mail and several K messages/day this way. No
> problem. Evo (despite some flaws) really does rule this way.

I'm still waiting for a mail client that transparently archives all past
correspondence in order to build a correct thread tree, store
correspondent history, allow searches into "deleted" mails, etc.

I suggested this on the Evolution list 4 years ago [1], but I think they
were too busy building Outlook-for-linux.

However, it looks like GMail has now done it.  Now to wait for the 
Linux MUA teams to follow their lead... ;)

[1]: http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/evolution/2000-June/026419.html

- --j.
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