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MDM articles in 6/2005 MacWorld

Macworld: Feature: The inbox makeover

A couple articles I wrote will be appearing in the June, 2005 issue of MacWorld, including this piece on overhauling your approach to email.

Each e-mail message in your inbox demands your time and attention. Filters and rules are great for reducing some of that demand, shunting easily defined mail such as e-newsletters and personal notes to their appropriate folders. But important e-mail messages are often hard to define and organize with automatic, rules-based management. They require filters and rules that reside only in your brain.

Here are a few archived posts where I started talking about some of these ideas, and where there’s a bit more detail on email and Entourage for folks who enjoyed the MacWorld article:

[Thanks for the heads-up, Matt]

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Thanks for the heads up....

Thanks for the heads up. I like the simplicity of your folder system. While you're right that search should be sufficient for finding stuff in your archive folder, the full-blown Entourage search function is dog slow, and I can often put my hands on things much faster if I just open the appropriate folder. Plus, I have a fairly refined set of manually-invoked filters that put things where they belong (I prefilter on whether or not a message is read/undread, so unread messages are unaffected).





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