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Vox Populi: How are you using Mail Tags?

I open the floor to all of you on a question of particular personal interest to me: How are you using Mail Tags?

While my uses of it to date have been helpful, I keep getting the feeling I'm not getting all that I can out of it -- especially since the ability to associate Projects, Priorities, etc. to a message could make for some really enticing Smart Folders.

I wonder if my question is ultimately more taxonomic in nature -- ultimately more about Spotlight in general or Tags in very very general: When tagging items on your Mac, what kind of '-onomy' are you using? How strictly do you enforce your vocabulary? What are the best practices for someone who's new to this?

Confidential to Mr. Thomas Vander Wal: if you turn up here and school me a bit on this, I’ll totally buy you a Coke. If you write a guest post on it, I’ll buy you a beefsteak and two cocktails. Seriously. Steak.

Tim Kimrey's picture

I don't use Mail.App because...

I don't use Mail.App because I took the plunge into GMail a while back so that I would not be restricted to a single computer to keep track of email. I remember, it's just email after all and GMail makes it the simplest for me. Anyway, I recently started using GTDGmail (http://gtdgmail.com/) which is an incredible add on in my humble opinion. I would suggest you look at the structure that they use and maybe take hints from that. I think that they have done a bang up job of implement GTD. Cheers.




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