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Re: OT: Frequency of SPAM


Let me clarify on the label thing, because it confused me at first, until a co-worker clued me in: you want to set up a filter, for instance, to tag all email from this group with the label "Looper's Delight", and also to "Skip Inbox". That way, it looks like it's in the Looper's Delight folder, which you see when you click on the Looper's Delight label on the left side of your screen (assuming you've set up the label). But you don't see it in your inbox - it goes directly to the archive.

This simulates folders quite well. You can also tag messages with several labels based on their content, so they appear to belong in several "folders" at once.

In general, I use fewer folder in gmail because I throw almost everything into the archive and just use Search to find it (in fact, LD and JOTT are my ONLY gmail "folders", but that's probably because I still have to use Outlook for my work email, so I put stuff into project-related folders there). I've found that as info overload becomes omnipresent in my life, what previously looked like being organized now looks like being overly organized. YMMV

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Krispen Hartung
<info@krispenhartung.com> wrote:
> I tried Gmail, but I just don't like the interface. I like being able to
> make traditional folders, being able to have  viewing pane, and being able
> to work on email offline.  Per, you said there was a new client based Gmail
> program? Where is it?

Click "offline" on the gmail tool bar. Or look for it under "settings
/ Lab". I stopped using it though because it is in beta still and
can't deal with attachments. I need attachments since I use email to
deliver articles to magazines and mail them my invoices.

The trick to correspond on speed (!) with gmail is to use its "Label"
functionality as you normally use "sorting into folders" on a
traditional mailing client. IMO the threading is where gmail beats
local systems.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen