[Design] Re: MailTags
mimi at osafoundation.org
Wed Jan 18 15:06:19 PST 2006
So it seems like the scenarios being described are really labeling
(in email) as a way of *categorizing* mail (into pre-defined buckets,
that maybe don't change as much)...as opposed to tagging for the sake
of describing the content of an item (this item talks about
restaurants in san francisco), as a way of enhancing search.
On Jan 18, 2006, at 1:55 PM, Brian Moseley wrote:
> On 1/18/06, Mimi Yin <mimi at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>> What percentage of your items are automatically assigned through a
>> 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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