« on: October 04, 2005, 06:18 AM »
Like you, Mouser, I use several folders, but I work in a different way, without the automation you use. I'm going to see if there is a way I could automate more, but I doubt it because I really need to read everything as it comes in. I also use The Bat! (bit of a Bat evangelist, actually! Every day I can be heard calling out, 'Dang! It's so good!' as I discover another useful feature). I don't bother filtering spam anymore, because I get very little of it since switching to gmail (although I do have to go online everyday to check the spam folder in case it's caught things that aren't spam - maybe one message per day). I treat the Inbox folder as a pool into which all new mail enters, and then I separate it into various subfolders in the Inbox. My boss doesn't read email as email, so I periodically Save all the messages in each folder as a text document, then run a few macros in Word to produce formatted pages for him to read. Once I have printed the pages, I move the messages from their Inbox sub-folders to subfolders with the same names under Mail Folders, so that I can find them easily. (Must say that lately I have just used Archivarius to find things by keyword, so I don't really bother looking for them in those folders anymore - but I will likely continue to use them for ease of ordering.) I keep each year's Mail Folders separately, so I have a structure of '2004/Mail Folders/[sub folders as in Inbox]', etc. (I really don't need that Mail Folders, do I - I think it just came that way when I imported from Outlook.) Again, the advent of Archivarius might change how I do this in future, but I might just stick to what I've done so far.