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Re: [Orgmode] Mail files in org

From: Russell Adams
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Mail files in org
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:58:58 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 02:54:22PM +0000, Charles Howard wrote:
> Is it possible to structure a large collection of emails in an org file ? Are 
> there any specific tools for doing this ?
> I have used pine for many years but the business of categorizing sensibly 
> into folders the hundreds of mails which 
> come each week is out of hand. Googlemail is offering a single file of 
> emails, with (multiple) `tabs' replacing
> the functionality of folders. This seems like a great step forward, but I 
> don't like GUIs, and I'm not happy that on 
> googlemail it seems not to be possible to download an email to disk with 
> header information. (And I don't want all
> my emails permanently on someone else's server.)
> Maybe this has been thought of already, but I can't see it anywhere. I've 
> never used mail under emacs (though I've used
> emacs for about 12 years). 
> What I have in mind is a single text file containing (say) one year's 10^5 
> emails. I could go through attaching tabs, 
> TODO notes, draft replies, rude remarks, tags, ... able to open a specific 
> category ...
> If I'm reinventing the wheel, please don't be too harsh. 

Between Mutt and Mairix I use maildir (one message per file) and
searching to meet my needs.

I'd like to follow up on putting a message ID link in org to open
emails though.

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