Five Power Tips for Thunderbird (Summersault Weblog)
Posted Jul 24, 2006 20:11 UTC (Mon) by ceswiedler
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I used to do a lot of filtering on sender or organization (work, organization, etc) but Gmail has proven to me that efficient searching beats pre-organization nearly all of the time. If you can search for all messages by a certain sender as quickly as you can open folder, why put them in the folder? Folders (or labels, as Gmail does it) can be useful for things that can't easily be searched on, but for me, I've ended up with exactly zero of them. The advantage for me is that I don't need to do any sorting of my own mail, and my ability to find stuff is pretty much the same.
I don't mean to say that everyone should use Gmail (local clients have their advantages) but I'd encourage you to look at a search-based organization method instead.
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