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Inboxing clever
Today's post is on another blog which I don't update often enough (though I really should because it's the closest thing I have to a professional blog -- on the other hand we do now have a blogging service at work, which I should probably be starting to use for actually-work-related things... MORE HOURS IN DAY PLS KTHX).

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simont From: simont Date: November 15th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
#6: my personal MUA has precisely this feature, and it is the BEST THING EVER and I couldn't survive for long without it, but I have to admit that I've more or less stopped using it for time-delaying emails to other people. I mostly use it for sending reminders to myself!

#3: absolutely. The complete rewrite of my personal MUA that I never finished was going to have all of that.
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: November 15th, 2009 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)
And I think you can sort of do expiring email in gmail if your default views are searching for email which has a specific tag and arrived in a certain window of time ago, but it's a faff to set up. (Someone has probably written a plug-in which does that sort of thing, but I've not seen it.)
braisedbywolves From: braisedbywolves Date: November 15th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gmail also has tagging and filtering out the wazoo (Google in understanding searching shocker), but what they really really need is some form of the nesting you could get with folders, so I could tag stuff Conversations/Lisa and Conversations/Keith and have one rather than two entries on the Big List of Tags Labels.
ewx From: ewx Date: November 15th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

I used to use Gnus for work email. That has an option to expire mail, though I only turn it on for automatically generated mail rather than anything a human sent. However, even for ordinary mail, it did have the newsreader-like property that once you'd seen a message you'd never see it again unless you specifically sought it out, which is almost as good as the mail expiring.

Tagging sounds good but I think requires a certain discipline to use. For people who've got it, great. (My LJ posts are quite well tagged but I write them which is a rather critical difference form the contexts of my inbox.)

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