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Friday, 18.Jun.2004

8:23 - wow // techie raving

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In discussing some of the searching capabilities of Gmail, I began to wonder exactly what searching capabilities my email client offered.

They freakin' KICK ASS!

I get two search criterion to define, which can scan in the basic headers (subject, from, to, cc) or 'complete message', and can look for any of the basic pattern matching (does/doesn't contain/equal) or, and here's the kicker, does/doesn't match RegEx.

wow.. I've seen various MUAs that offer RegEx (okay, 'bout two or three), but their other qualities just didn't work for me.. this is the first time I can remember *using* one that offers it. :)

shit, the filters contain that option as well (and, actually, *tons* more usefull crap). Why the hell hadn't I noticed this before?!?

/me goes off to re-write his email filters.

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From:graphxgrrl
Date:8:55 18.Jun.2004 (UTC)
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and what is this paragon of wonderful that you use?
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From:lograh
Date:9:16 18.Jun.2004 (UTC)
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Kmail.

though it is designed to work with KDE, it runs fine in any (compatible) WM as long as you've got the KDE libs installed. Actually, it runs faster in XFCE4 (the WM I'm toying with at the moment) because it doesn't use _all_ the KDE libs.
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From:urbeatle
Date:11:08 18.Jun.2004 (UTC)
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on the other front...

Pop goes the GMail lets you access a GMail account through your pop email client. Windows-only, it seems, but there's got to be a way to create a perl or python script that will do the same thing. this gives you an additional email account as a solid backup, with the bonus of webmail when you need it, but without locking you permanently into a webmail interface.

on the other hand, there's Mail2Web...
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From:lograh
Date:11:15 18.Jun.2004 (UTC)
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yeah, I heard about Mail2Web a while ago.. I'm just a little too paranoid to use it, though.

as for PGtGM, that's a possibility (again, assuming I (or someone else) could be arsed to bother porting the concept). I'd have to think about it.
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