[Chandler-dev] Re: Flagging emails to get messages into Chandler
mimi at osafoundation.org
Wed Feb 13 10:59:06 PST 2008
I think using flags instead of or in addition to the IMAP folders is
a better workflow for a couple of reasons:
1. Less hand-mouse coordination. Flagging is considerably easier.
2. Avoids out-of-sight-out-of-mind. Adding or moving messages to
Chandler IMAP folders doesn't help you 'keep track' of what those
messages were in your email client. Flagging provides a persistent
'visual cue' of what messages you've chosen to put into Chandler.
3. Allows you to continue to 'file' emails even if you're putting
them in Chandler. You can flag them and still put them in whatever
folders you want to. You could do this by 'copying messages' instead
of moving them into the Chandler IMAP folders, but that's a lot of
drag and drop effort on the part of the user.
We could also allow people to designate which collection they want
flagged emails to go into. For example, I'd set up my OSAF IMAP
account to put flagged messages into my Work collection and I'd set
up my personal IMAP account to put flagged messages into my Holmes
On Feb 13, 2008, at 10:50 AM, Brian Kirsch wrote:
> Hi Mimi,
> Yes it would be possible to add this additional functionality.
> I question whether it would be needed since Chandler Folders
> can be used to do the same thing with more granularity.
> Can you describe further your thought process
> for this new feature.
> On Feb 13, 2008, at 8:31 AM, Mimi Yin wrote:
>> Hi Brian,
>> I had a quick question. Currently we download all messages in your
>> INBOX with Chandler headers, meaning all messages sent from other
>> Chandler clients.
>> Can we do the same for all 'flagged' messages as well? This would
>> be a way to simulate the proposed Tbird plug-in experience, but
>> would work for anyone using any client so long as they had an IMAP
>> I think it would simply involve adding 2 checkboxes in the
>> Incoming Mail account dialog to:
>> [ x ] Download messages sent from other Chandler Desktops
>> [ x ] Download flagged messages
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