Remember O’Reilly big hitter Allison Randal and her overflowing inbox?
It is interesting to see what she discovers and whether she is hopeful that it will be enough to meet the challenge of her 20,000 email inboxes. Interesting too to ponder whether better tools can beat a cultural problem.
Two things at least are better than she holds out. Emails can be tagged with rules in mail.app, so manual tagging is not the only way to bring some order into your data. And the public beta of MailTags does bring reliable syncing of IMAP tags between more than one Mac.
I think, though, that even the most partisan MailTagger would have to concede her other point. You do need to use a Mac to enjoy the plugin’s benefits.
I wonder if Scott is secretly working away on an Outlook or Thunderbird version?
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- MailTags 2.0 Public Beta 3 released
Tags: Apple Mail, inbox of doom, Linux, mail act-on, mail.app, mailtags, mutt, plugins, Productivity