From the Six Degrees weblog: “Disorganized or Just Disorderly?”, on the mess that we’re in with email filters and the hierarchical file system. I’ve been eagerly awaiting a look at their product since I heard Joel mention it, but it’s not clear when they will ship. A few screenshots are available.
It amazes me that email programs still don’t learn at least a little from our behavior. As an example, if I subscribe to a mailing list, the email program should help me out by noticing several messages with the same to/cc address and “Precedence: bulk” headers, and create a folder to file those messages in automatically. Why is this so hard?