Email idea #43819
I would like to be able to tag messages or threads of messages with calendar events or tasks.
My tagging scheme breaks down into these types: (with examples)
- Project: thunderbird, evince
- Discussion: desktop-devel, firefox-journal-devel, moz-bugs
- Temporal: meeting with david, thunderbird alpha1 deadline, and tabbed interface wiki page task
These are used to tag messages related to a project or group such that when I want to find that message again later I can look into that project category and find the message. I most often manually apply these tags to messages received because they are important, but not part of my regular discussion framework.
I use filters to create these tags which automatically sort and categorized messages from mailing lists and groups. There is often a lot of discussion related to these groups and I can’t make progress in my day if all that discussion goes directly into my Inbox. Therefore I usually have these items filtered out of my Inbox and tagged so I can read them at a point where I’d like to catch up with the discussion.
This one I do not have yet. Very often a thread of mail messages are all related to a meeting I’m going to have, a task I’m going to finish, or a deadline that’s coming up. I’d like to have that event or task shown as a tag in my mail view such that before the date arrives or the task is finished I can continually access all the messages related to it. Once the date has passed or the task has been finished the tag can be archived out of my main view, mostly available to search queries.
This would probably also help me to defer messages for later. If I want to schedule a time later in the day to reply to a bunch of similar messages that I don’t have time for now I could tag them all with “3pm – Sit down and Reply to Messages Event” such that the event would ring at 3pm and show all the messages I had tagged for responding to.
Does something like this already exist out there?
Are there other tag types people use often?