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[Orgmode] Re: [OT] Emacs for email?

From: Matt Lundin
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: [OT] Emacs for email?
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 14:03:55 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (darwin)

Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:

> At Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:01:38 +0100,
> address@hidden wrote:
>>    I've moved to a "0 size mailbox" approach to handling my email
>>    (which works well with org and, in fact, requires org to work at
>>    all really) so this is not an issue for me.
>> That sounds like an interesting approach.  Could you elaborate on
>> that? Yes, I also have problems with my huge longstanding mailboxes
>> :(
> The aim is to not have to go back to your inbox to see what you have
> to deal with -- that's what org-mode (or whatever) is for.  Too much
> time is wasted trawling through huge inboxes looking for actions to
> respond to which means you're using an inbox as a todo list.  This is
> not effective.

As an aside, this is precisely why I like Gnus so much. By default, read
messages are hidden -- so it makes it easy to get down to "zero" without
having to refile, archive, or delete anything. Automatic
archiving/expiry takes care of the problem of overly large mailboxes.

- Matt

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