[MlMt] Using Rules to trim a Smart mailbox

Bart Lipman blipman at bu.edu
Sat Feb 28 16:23:53 EST 2015


That clarifies, thanks.

I think that works for at least some of the things I have.  When it's 
one or two messages, that seems to work well.  When it's, say, 15 
interrelated messages, I'm less sure.  I'll have to experiment.

Thanks!

Bart


On 28 Feb 2015, at 16:01, Kai Gro├čjohann wrote:

> Send a response for yourself, then use the excellent search facilities 
> to refer back to the original message, then act on the original 
> message.  The response to yourself can be deleted after that; it only 
> existed so that something unread would show up in this thread in your 
> inbox.
>
> Did that clarify?
>
> I have been wanting to use this functionality for decades, but somehow 
> I never could get myself to be disciplined about it :-/  It will be 
> interesting to hear how it works out for you.
>
> Kai
>
>
> On 28 Feb 2015, at 21:36, Bart Lipman wrote:
>
>> I'm not sure I see the idea.  It would be to forward the emails to 
>> myself on that date?  Or to write the responses earlier and send them 
>> on the date?  The latter wouldn't work for me -- often the waiting 
>> for a certain date is because that's when I'll have information I 
>> need.  But the former might -- I'll have to think about that.  Or do 
>> you have something else in mind?
>>
>> Bart
>>
>>
>> On 28 Feb 2015, at 14:34, Kai Gro├čjohann wrote:
>>
>>> On 28 Feb 2015, at 16:40, Bart Lipman wrote:
>>>
>>>> The idea:  Periodically, I have a slew of emails that I'll need to 
>>>> deal with at some specific future date.
>>>
>>> Totally different idea: sent a response to yourself later.  In your 
>>> email compose window, you can select the "Send Later" header:
>>>
>>> ![](cid:0680FFD6-32FB-465B-8132-CF7C712FE811 at gmail.com 
>>> "PastedImage.png")
>>>
>>> What do you think?
>>>
>>> Kai
>>>
>>>
>>> [PastedImage.png]
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