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Re: [newtech-1] Google Mail for your Domain

From: Asif Y.
Sent on: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:08 PM
Dean Collins wrote:
> I guess because people who use email for their livelihood like me needs 
> to be able to drag emails to various folders.
> Eg; I have emails from Rich stored in about 3 or 4 various folders ��� 
> some he posted to this list some directly, depending on what he was 
> saying or how it may relate to a project I���m working on.

You obviously have no idea how Gmail, even over IMAP, works.

See the other posts for some insight, but basically, tagging is *better* 
than using folders, and if you want to dumb your system down to use only 
"folders", you have the same experience as using any other folder based 

Tagging is a superset of functionality contained in using folders, 
meaning that if you change nothing, you won't even notice that your 
emails are organized the same -- the effect is the same as using folders.

I'm not a fan of Gmail's Web UI, but characterizing this particular 
feature as a problem simply shows a clear misunderstanding of how this 
particular concept works.

Seriously, try it out. You may be pleasantly surprised. (Or you may just 
be annoyed that it doesn't work exactly how you want it -- culture shock 
is common for new features that aren't applied organically to your 
existing system).


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