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Re: mu4e and tagging

From: Colin Yates
Subject: Re: mu4e and tagging
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:12:56 +0100

Drew Adams writes:

>> > > Basically I have a number of email accounts and I want to
>> > > apply a number of 'tags' to a message
>       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> > > (e.g. 'family', 'important', 'urgent' and so on).
>> > > This let's me then find all 'important' emails very quickly. For this
>> > > to work I need to apply multiple tags to a single email and apply the
>> > > same tag to emails across the various accounts.
>> >
>> > Bookmarks with tags?
>> >
>> Thanks Drew - I can't see how that fits into the workflow - are you
>> suggesting each tag is a bookmark and then applying that bookmark
>> to the relevant emails?
> You said you wanted to apply multiple tags to a given email message.
> So you would bookmark a message, and apply whatever tags you wanted
> to the bookmark.  The bookmark gives you a way to tag the message.
> Anything you can bookmark you can tag (indirectly), by tagging the
> bookmark.
> In addition to grouping by common tag (e.g., all `family' messages),
> you can group bookmarks in multiple other ways (including bookmarking
> a group of bookmarks!).  Tags and other ways of grouping let you
> organize things - any kind of things that you can bookmark.  And you
> can create new bookmark types for things that you cannot bookmark
> out of the box.

Ah I see, good old recursion. That makes sense now - thanks (I was
previously looking for the hook between bookmarks and mu4e but I see now
it is more general). Loving emacs, even if it is hurting my head a
little.. ;-)

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