[FoRK] Rael on e-mail

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Tue Apr 13 21:44:15 PDT 2004

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Justin Mason writes:
> 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

Actually, the more I look at it, the more I think the GMail team might
have read that mail.  They certainly picked up some other suggestions
on email usability floating around the web -- namely Kaitlin 'Duck'
Sherwood's tips for identifying mails sent to you.  GMail also
includes that.  it works as follows --

  filtering or colorizing messages based how you're addressed in the
  headers is immediately beneficial. Quoting Ducky:

  My pet view also color-codes messages based on how you were addressed.

      * to me and only me
      * to me and other people
      * cc me and only me
      * cc me and other people
      * bcc me

  Most people who have implemented the above techniques (you can do it
  with either Outlook or Eudora, though it's somewhat painful to set
  up) tell me they've saved between 25% and 50% of their prior email

She's right, too! 

more here: http://www.overcomeemailoverload.com/philosophy/PerfectClient.html

- --j.
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