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Re: [opensuse] Compartmentalization for list message management
On 23/06/17 05:05 PM, Greg Freemyer wrote:
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 4:27 PM, Anton Aylward
<opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Ah.
I perceive, Watson, that you amalgamate all your main into one 'folder'.


No, but I do have all the opensuse mailinglists I subscribe to going
to one folder.

Are you using the Gmail web interface?
I'm presuming that "into one folder" is done vi a filter.

I do have a gmail account but I read it via Thunderbird/IMAP, so, once again, I
only see the headers and I can apply all the power of Thunderbird to do
sophisticated filters and tagging.

My experience with web based interfaces is that they are unmitigated crap.

My experience with 'phone based mail interfaces is that the small screen makes
mail processing awkward and the UI is pretty crippled. Whether that 'crippled'
is because the designers lack imagination, are to hung up on the graphics, or
system they are working within is too limiting, I neither know not care. It
sucks.

I don't routinely count them, but it seems like well over 100 emails a
day from all of those.

Just so.

If I ignore that pile for a couple days, it is
simply too big to get through in any detail and thus I'm sure I miss
relevant emails on threads for which I'm participating.

With GMail and other crippled UIs, I can well imagine that is the case.
I can manage up to 5 days away from reading this and 5 other other opensuse
lists that come to this account with no problems the way I have Thunderbird set
up. Five days? Well that's the longest I've been away for a while. Its
possible the setup can handle more.



The "reply-all" button is a tried and true solution that allows
filtering based on thread participation.

I think your real problem is your UI.


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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?


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