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my peeps - email sorted by people

"can you send me that again? I lost the other one..."
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I have looked, but I cannot find it, there is no reason why it should not exist it has so many applications.

At my job I get mail from 100s of people, and I’m better off than the people in customer service, they get mail from 10,000s of people. People can be dumb with email. Would you mail a letter with no return address containing a single sheet of paper with the word “why?” on it? Noooooo. But people send emails like that all the time.

I have seen mail with threading (by subject heading) and sort by sender, I want something more advanced: The email should look like a thread on a web board. But only when you click the little pop-down arrow to make it do that. Otherwise it’d look normal.

The software could use “real names” to run a merge of these “topics” That way if you wanted you could find out about the folks with two emails that go to the same box and who never use the same one.

Also, if someone has a website in their sig the software would grab it (on your request) so all the info would be in one place.

Tell me it’s baked… It must be…

futurebird, Jul 17 2002

ZOË http://guests.evectors.it/zoe/
Not quite what you're looking for, but ... [egnor, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       future bird: An antidote to Vernon.
[ sctld ], Jul 17 2002

       Not sure if I even understood what you meant.. Link is to a software support program that allows incoming e-mail sorting by customer name, customer history, e-mail address, etc.. Engineered solely for technical support- not for home use.
Mr Burns, Jul 17 2002

       futurebird want a multi-thread forum style email client, where threads are sorted according to who sent the mail, and the subject line.   

       For example, if you send an e-mail to someone, it shows up as a new thread underneath that persons name. When they reply, the e-mail will be organised so that it appears underneath the email you just sent, as part of the thread, and so on.
[ sctld ], Jul 17 2002

       OK I didn't fully understand.. Link removed.
Mr Burns, Jul 17 2002

       Sounds simple enough... i) Your email client keeps a copy of all of the subjects of emails you send. These could be time stamped. ii) Upon replying to an email, no matter what the new subject may be, the client maintains the old subject and time stamp in a hidden field and sends it as part of the reply. iii) Upon reciept of a reply the hidden field is compared to previously stored subjects and attempts to link them in a list.   

       In fact, so simple you get a croissant.
Jinbish, Jul 17 2002

       Problem though: Someone might make a poor joke about a field, secretly hidden on a farm in area 52.
Jinbish, Jul 17 2002

       At least some of this functionality is available in Outlook (Office XP version - I've not used any other).   

       When a message is selected and viewed in the preview pane, the separator bar between the preview pane and the message list is clickable. Clicking the separator bar allows you to see the 'thread' of messages related to the one you're viewing. I'm sure it keeps track via the subject line so you probably have to 'Reply to:' back and forth in order to get it to work properly.
phoenix, Jul 17 2002

       I will note that that feature (of Outlook XP) only works occasionally, even though everyone at the company I am currently at assiduously hits "Reply All" to every message they get.   

       [What's a "peeps"?]
DrCurry, Jul 17 2002

       [Jinbish] - this exists- it's called the "In-Reply-To" header.   

       Thanks to the curiousity that this idea provoked, I just discovered that Ximian Evolution, my email client of choice, supports the collapsable threading feature. All I had to do to turn threading on and off was press Ctrl-T.
gastronaut, Jul 18 2002

       what? Ya'll ain't got no peeps?! Who in yo hood just ya'l and ya'llself? Daaaaaaaaamn.
futurebird, Jul 18 2002

       what? Ya'll ain't got no peeps?! Who in yo hood just ya'l and ya'llself? Daaaaaaaaamn.   

       (I know about the threading ...even groupwise has that, but the messages are not on the same page, and it is just by subject, not person and subject... )
futurebird, Jul 18 2002


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