On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 16:27:41 +0600, Rijk van Geijtenbeek
By the way, there IS a solution that allows to pick three messages and
make a view out of them without resorting to procmail-style folders.
It's called tagging, a modern approach that's widely used in various
information systems nowadays, such as in photo albums, blogs etc.
I don't know how hard or easy this would be to add (implementation, easy
UI), but such a tagging system would be nice. Tagging could easily
replace the current filters (by adding tag automatically to incoming
mail based on filter rules), and dragging to a tag view could add a tag
as well as using a menu option. Maybe this would remove some of the
confusion by using only views-based metaphors in the UI.
If you are thinking of rulesets that DO something with new incoming or
created messages, you're thinking procmail way. Procmail way doesn't need
tagging, its immanent ability of manual addition and removal of messages
to and from folders is sufficient.
Tagging is only useful with gmail way, and only when tags are assigned
manually, not by any rules. If tags were assigned by rules, then the
entire tagging system would just duplicate the functionality of the
Maybe there could be a big list of all tags under the 'Tags' access
point, and each tag item could have a foldout list populated by the
other tags attached to the messages with this specific tag.
What for? To analyze correlation between different tags? I can see no use
for such UI.
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