Re: Thoughts on data organization
Chris Alexander <chris <at> moose.ca>
2004-01-01 19:43:30 GMT
It just occurred to me that there are some emails that I DO care about.
The mailing lists that I maintain. (well, duh!). I also didn't mean to
minimize the idea of saving email (if you read my response that way,
sorry, wasn't my intent).
For the "public" lists I let the archive feature of mailman keep copies
of everything. In some respects this sucks, as it is not searchable
short of downloading the whole archive and grep'ping what you want.
What I've done for one mailing list is have each email sent into a
MySQL table via procmail, perl, monarc - this makes it searchable. I
haven't gotten around to writing the front end for it in PHP though. I
should do something about that...the mailing list has been active for 5
Anyway, just an added point I thought I'd mention. To archive all your
mail set up procmail and/or mailman to take a copy on arrival. That way
you can delete stuff in your inbox/folders in your mail client but
still have an archived copy somewhere.
On Thursday, January 1, 2004, at 01:42 PM, Chris Alexander wrote:
> I also have a lot of PDF/PS documents. In theory gallery can be used
> to catalog these as well but I haven't hacked it yet to support
> PDF/PS. I don't tend to have a lot of ascii text documents around; if
> I did I'd probably add a web interface to CVS or something of that
> nature. To me e-mail is not important enough to catalog. I'll do the