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MailTags - Smart mailboxes
Authored by: ostman on Mar 31, '06 04:25:26AM

I have also found it to be extremely useful, particularly in tandem with smart mailboxes. When I read incoming mail, I can set a keyword to the email, and have a smartbalibox setup to automatically store each keyword individually.

It's amazing how much time this can save when you need to find certain catefories of mail later.

Andy



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MailTags - Smart mailboxes
Authored by: sjk on Mar 31, '06 12:28:35PM
Being able to organize messages without having to care (too much) which mailboxes they're in is a useful and powerful abstraction. The combination of message tagging with smart mailboxes makes it possible to create virtual mailboxes containing more arbitrary groups of messages regardless of where they're stored. Very cool.

With the mechanism for messages to appear in more than one location simultaneously it's hard (for me) to use mail systems without that capability, being limited to simple traditional mailboxes. That's almost like what using iTunes and iPhoto would be like without playlists and albums.

Speaking of iTunes/iPhoto, I can imagine Mail having another type of "virtual" mailbox that behaved like playlists/albums. You could add/remove messages to/from them without copying/moving/deleting the "real" messages. But tagging/untagging used with smart mailboxes achieves a similar result.

Btw, what's a smartbalibox ? Been to Indonesia lately? :-)

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MailTags - Smart mailboxes
Authored by: ostman on Apr 03, '06 04:01:03AM

"Btw, what's a smartbalibox ? Been to Indonesia lately? :-)"

Chalk it up to Friday tiredness!



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