Re: My own emails
On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:37:29 -0600
Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> On 02/29/08 15:14, Celejar wrote:
> > On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 08:36:11 +0000
> > Brad Rogers <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 01:04:20 -0500
> >> "H.S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Hello H.S.,
> >>>> I just discovered the other day that gmail doesn't have folders!
> >>> I guess they replaced that with labels.
> >> Which does nothing to improve wading through a list of messages. :-(
> > Why not? Whenever you would move a message into folder X, just label
> > it X. Clicking on label X (or entering 'label:X' in the search box)
> > will then limit the view to all X messages. The only difference
> > between folders and labels, AFAIU, is that a message can be in only one
> > folder, but it can have multiple labels. Am I missing something?
> (Evolution has something similar, but also still has folders.)
> Because with folders the messages are just *there*. No need to
> click this, click that, search this, search that.
> Here's a link to a screenshot of my nested folders and threaded
> email. It's Icedove, but Evo, Sylpheed & KMail, Iceape etc would
> all look essentially the same. Outlook would, too, if it knew how
> to thread (or I could figure out how to turn it on).
> If gmail can do that, then *please* send me a screenshot!
Point conceded. I don't actually use the Gmail webmail interface much
(I download via POP and use Sylpheed). It is still true that Gmail's
labels can be useful for sorting mail, although it's certainly a
different (and arguably inferior) paradigm than the classic folder
> Ron Johnson, Jr.
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