[Design] Re: MailTags
bcm at osafoundation.org
Wed Jan 18 13:55:15 PST 2006
On 1/18/06, Mimi Yin <mimi at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> What percentage of your items are automatically assigned through a mail
> filter? On average, do you have a sense of how many labels get assigned to
> each mail?
i'm not pieter, but...
for me, 100% of my labels come from filters. i use labels to mimic the
"incoming folders" that i used in pine and later thunderbird. the
filters also move labeled messages out of the inbox.
the net effect is that my list mail is presorted into about a dozen
buckets and the rest is left in my inbox. i typically read my inbox
messages very frequently, some of the labeled messages fairly
frequently, and the rest of the labeled messages infrequently (maybe
only once or twice a day).
i rarely if ever search through the archive by label. i almost always
just use the search box.
i do, however, use stars to indicate items that i need to take action
on. the ones that are really important stay in the inbox (or are moved
there, in the case of presorted messages). the rest, those that i will
follow up on in a few days, i get to via the "starred" link.
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