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email overflow [Sep. 22nd, 2004|11:09 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I have 440 emails in my inbox ("to-do list") right now. I haven't done a cleaning day in a while.

If you're waiting for a reply from me, I apologize.

[User Picture]From: djenigma
2004-09-22 11:44 am (UTC)
hehe.. i'm glad i'm not the only one who uses their inbox as a to-do list. (and i tend to get pissed off when there are too many old emails just sitting in there.. i either have to file them into another folder or delete them.)
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[User Picture]From: hfx_ben
2004-09-22 01:25 pm (UTC)
Have you found gmail useful?
(I thought the design pretty decent, just not suited to the way I work.)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-09-22 01:28 pm (UTC)
Tried it a couple times, but in the end I want my email local where I can back it up, search it how I want to search it, and use it offline.
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[User Picture]From: hfx_ben
2004-09-22 04:12 pm (UTC)
Ayup, likewise.
Fact is I've gotten so used to streaming incoming mail into folders. Now, maybe if gmail would allow searching /on top of/ that ...
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[User Picture]From: adamthebastard
2004-09-22 09:26 pm (UTC)
I like folders, but I like labels better.

The label system that Gmail has is pretty useful you just need to get into its way of thinking. One advantage is you can have multiple labels for each email. Which means that each email can be displayed in different groups. Say listing LJ comments... or later; email + LJ comments from a particular person. Setting up the automatic labeling is so easy as long as you know what you want it to do.

The biggest problem I have with Gmail is it has trouble threading LJ comments. When I get the time I'll post to LJ_dev about it.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2004-09-23 03:21 am (UTC)

Aside from the searching aspect, it wouldn't be that hard to recreate GMail's interface (a workalike) over an IMAP server, I'd expect. The search is obviously one of Google's big secrets, so it might be harder to recreate that part…

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[User Picture]From: hfx_ben
2004-09-23 10:04 am (UTC)
"... search is obviously one of Google's big secrets, so ..."
Safe bet that this has been optimized.
In keeping with "more than one way to skin a *insert least-fave beastie here*: maybe there's a niche in maxing out the "filter to folder" functionality?
Parlons-nous Bayes?
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[User Picture]From: hfx_ben
2004-09-23 10:22 am (UTC)

Glitch in LJ comment security?

I'm looking at [Unknown LJ tag]'s comment [2051655 | 9101895] in my Inbox ... but get "You don't have permission to access /users/brad/2051655.html on this server." Fact is, I just posted onto 2051655, a reply to mart.
'Sup? All ok?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-09-23 10:32 am (UTC)

Re: Glitch in LJ comment security?

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