Re: Handling email

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Tue Nov 09 2004 - 02:34:26 CST

On Friday 05 November 2004 08:50 am, David Mertz wrote:
> On Nov 5, 2004, at 9:03 AM, Scott Brown wrote:
> > If I may chime in, I'd like to say that I've found Google's
> > Gmail service (http://gmail.google.com) extremely helpful in
> > this regard. Whereas I had to filter messages from mailing
> > lists into separate folders and later weed out the
> > discussions I was interested in, Gmail automatically
> > organizes messages into discussion threads, where each
> > thread takes up a single line in my inbox, rather than each
> > message.
>
> Many MUAs will thread messages from mailing lists, including
> for example, Apple's Mail.app (that I'm using right now) and
> the list archive software (Hypermail). Well, the latter isn't
> really an MUA, but still (and it also does not fold threads,
> just indent into a tree. In fact, if you use an MUA that
> doesn't thread, I think it's fair to say your software is
> defective (and therefore likely made by MS).

I use kmail, which handles threads and filtering quite nicely. It
is a Linux program by birth, but runs on Macs and Windows
machines, as does most Free Software.

-- 
Edward Cherlin
Generalist & activist--Linux, languages, literacy and more
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