On Tue, 14 Dec 1999 12:56:04 -0600, Greg Breland wrote:
>I get about 3000 emails a day, with about 2500 of them being from mailing
>lists (PHP, Hylafax,Sair, LUG's, PHPdoc,VNC). That still leaves 500 a day
>ending up in my inbox. Mysql's 20-30 emails a day that would not route to
>my MySQL folder is just too big a pain, so I am dumping the list.
Subject line prefixes won't solve your problem.
Something is seriously wrong if you get 3000 E-mails per day. How can
you even look at the subjects in a normal day, let alone do anything
else? Don't use your MUA as an archiving tool - digests and web
archives do a much better job. Get different mailboxes for different
lists and use programs to filter crudely to save you some eye strain.
Subscribe to the digest. This leaves 1-2(3) messages per day, with
threads nicely arranged. Or go to http://lists.mysql.com and read from
the threaded archive. Much easier to delete 2-3 messages each day than
(Frederik Lindberg, Infectious Diseases, WashU, St. Louis, MO, USA)