Thunderbird can work more like Gmail
Posted Jul 31, 2006 5:47 UTC (Mon) by sitaram
In reply to: Thunderbird can work more like Gmail
Parent article: Five Power Tips for Thunderbird (Summersault Weblog)
I often show a demonstration of GmailUI to people who might potentially switch to Thunderbird. Sometimes I even tell them (if I'm feeling really honest) that it's a separate extension :-)
Start with a busy folder with lots of messages. Type "/" (focus goes to the search field) then "f:whatever". Status bar say "141 matches found". As I keep typing " a:1" (mails with attachments), then " -some_common_word" and then " -one_more_common_word", and pausing after each term to look at the status bar, the matches found keep coming down until finally it hits "7 matches found". At this point a visual check finds me the email I want.
I haven't yet found another email client that can do this. In real time. On IMAP.
[Err, of course when I say "some_common_word" I'm only obfuscating my actual search terms for my privacy...]
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