[FoRK] Rael on e-mail
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Tue Apr 13 18:03:54 PDT 2004
Space (some bzip2'd):
All accessble by Imap4+tls, https+Squirrelmail, and a tuned Squirrelmail
for my Handspring Treo, which works better than you would think for that
low resolution screen.
A lot of that are mailing lists and spam, but there is a lot of work
there also. I'm on my 36th 50MB mail folder for my day job after 2.5 years.
Try that, per person, with Exchange...
James Tauber wrote:
>I've been doing the same for the last two years: two folders "Sent Items"
>with 4217 messages (100MB) and "Keep" with 9024 messages (360MB).
>I wouldn't mind having a light-weight taxonomy, basically in the form of
>arbitrary attributes on email and be able to access emails with certain
>attributes via virtual folders. By the sounds of it GMail it going to
>allow something like this.
>On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 16:33:08 -0500, "Contempt for Meatheads"
><jbone at place.org> said:
>>Noticed via Boingsters... Rael gets it. This is the way of the future
>>--- almost. Back when I was using a Linux desktop rather than a Mac
>>--- and hence was using Evolution --- I was doing essentially this. I
>>had a single archive of recent (i.e., current and previous quarter's
>>stuff) messages and some scripts set up to "churn" this stuff into
>>archive folders by quarter. Then I had a bunch of Evo "virtual
>>folders" (think persistent queries / filters over messages) that
>>provided a topical folder-based view over the recent archive. This
>>worked pretty well --- Evo's heavy indexing was fast as hell and
>>totally kicked ass.
>>I really think (and have maintained for some time) that static
>>taxonomies are a poor tool for navigating information spaces. Heavy
>>indexing supporting search and filter is much better than navigation.
>>A static taxonomy is a better tool for getting an idea of the shape of
>>an information space than it is for actually organizing and using it.
>>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.
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