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Smart Mailboxes
Authored by: gadg on May 28, '04 08:46:51AM
Well, do you really care how it's stored? The way information is displayed and the way information is stored very often has nothing to do with eachother. For instance, only because our harddisks are supplied with a file allocation table can we find information on them. The bytes are stored in one long 'line', or actually 'everywhere' (which is what the defragmenting apps fix for us) ...

So I guess if such Smart Mailboxes existed, we could just make a structure of folders we think suits our individual needs. And Mail.app could just leave all messages in one big mailbox for all I care. I'll leave it to those amazing Apple programmers to figure out how to deal with a mailbox several GB in size :-)

Hmm, perhaps I should download Zoe and see what that is all about. This seems to address at least part of our needs. Check it out at http://www.zoe.nu/. Let me know what you think via a personal message (does this forum allow personal messages? i dunno...)

For those who are wondering why creating mailboxes and Smart Mailboxes is not the same: sometimes you want to look at data from several angles; for instance: sorted by sender, or by subject, or by date, or by domainname, or by mailclient, or by attachments. The way we look at data changes constantly. What Matt and I (and many others) are going on about is facilitating this constant change without copying email messages to 15 different folders everytime one arrives.

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