Troy Bull wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2008 12:26 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Troy Bull wrote:
>>> I couldn't disagree more. When I subscribe to a list, when an email
>>> arrives in my inbox, I click it, select filter messages like these,
>>> add a colored label and have it skip my inbox.
>> If it isn't in your inbox, don't you then have to make an extra effort
>> every time a message arrives to go to its now hidden location?
> No, in fact the extra effort would be if it were left in my inbox. I
> have a list of labels each having a count of unread messages. If I
> want to read about subversion I click on "Subversion" and I am off and
I don't understand. You just described doing something extra (compared
to leaving an inbox open) to go find this message but you say it isn't
> If I
> see something in my inbox it is to ME, from someone of importance (not
> that subversion mail isnt important). I can quickly see exactly what
> I am looking for this way.
Messages that aren't to mail lists go to different accounts. I have no
particular reason to 'want to read' messages sent to one
computer-application-related list vs. another most of the time - I just
want to see what came in recently.
> It allows me to prefilter messages via computer. Before I manually
> filter them with my mind picking out good ones. If I know "this group
> is all svn" then it is easier for me to apply my mental heuristics
> about willingness to spend my time reading.
I can't even parse that. I have messages coming in - I
read/answer/delete all the same whether they were about subversion or
some other quirky tool. I'd just like a visible hint about what each
message is about for the frequent cases where the subject line is not
>>> Takes about 2 seconds,
>>> and doesn't waste 1/3rd of the subject line with worthless
>> But now you need to waste the screen space for folder navigation - and
> No space is wasted.
How do you find a folder or know it has messages if you haven't taken
screen space to display its name and unread message count?
>> you are tied to some particular mail client in some particular location
>> where you made these tweaks. I read from several different
> No i am not.
How would your client side filter you set up under Linux/evolution help
you if you are reading from Thunderbird/Mac?
>> locations/platforms/clients and although they all see the same imap
>> folders it would be painful to keep any client-side filtering rules in sync.
> I filter server side, not client side. You can do this too, with
> either gmail or procmail.
But I don't want to use gmail's web interface unless I'm searching for
something old, and I certainly don't want to deal with procmail every
time I change a list subscription (even if it could do something I
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Received on 2008-01-22 21:46:32 CET