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Version: cvs 21 august 2001 (using KDE 2.9.0 CVS/CVSup/Snapshot)
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Compiler: gcc 188.8.131.52
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Hi I run a small online business. I use kmail as my mail program.
I was just perusing old emails trying to figure which ones had been taken care of which ones were pending and so on.
It would be excellent if I could annotate an email - something like popup notes but attached to an email. A small window embedded to the right of the text around which the text flows - yellow - and I could type in notes.
Oh yeah that would be great.
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I frequently wish I could add small annotations to messages, just with notes on what needs doing to deal with a message or thoughts to include in my reply when I have time to write a full reply later on.
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Reminder to developers who may wish to implement this bug: The original message should not be altered, or else any PGP signatures will be broken. Also, annotation should be compatible with PGP-encrypted messages.
that should be no problem at all, as soon as you store the annotations somewhere else than in the message.
a good thing to link a note to a message would be the message-id which should be unique.
so, what about a local sqlite database with three fields in a table,
msgID, timestamp, text of note?
I like the idea of cross-referencing all Kontact objects (see #89093 ). This seems to be work on progress (it is sort of working in the beta/rc1). Perhaps it is possible to widen these efforts up to kmail :)
It would be great, to link (bidirectionally?) an email and a [note, task, event].
I think that creating an additional database or linking it to some other existing one isn't ideal for everyone. If I had an IMAP mailbox and used it from more than one computer (laptop and desktop) I would like to have the same notes.
Storing them as a custom header in the message itself would solve this problem, at the cost of polluting the message (but KMail already uses custom headers for other things). If this creates indexing and efficiency problem you could cache it in a local database.
Moreover it would be nice to have labels assigned to a message. Possibly more than one and use them for fast search or color coding in the message list.
For example I could have a folder for every major customer and labels for message type (support, billing, etc). I would like to combine labels and use them in multiple folders so that I'm not limited to a hierarchycal structure.
These would be very short and could be stored in the message without much trouble. Storing them there would mean that i could use a web mail interface for a quick check and move the message to another folder without losing the information or forward the mail to someone keeping it (if I choose to and the recipient chooses to trust me on that).
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As requested in http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69003, which was marked as a duplicate, it would be great to be able to label messages. In Thunderbird, I have grown used to the messages being colour-coded. This feature is nicely complemented by a message filter action, so the messages are automatically labelled and colour-coded as they come in.
I am not quite sure how colour-coding of messages would work in conjunction with multiple labels per message, which has been requested by many people.
It is also worth noting, that the message labels as they are currently implemented in Thunderbird are compatible with Ximian Evolution: once labelled in one email client, they are displayed colour-coded in the other.
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Bug 42083 mentions a highlighting feature too.
Add tags, like Thunderbird does in 2.
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One of the dupes (42083) asks for these specific features:
1) Kmail would have highlight ability: the user could highlight part of the text of an email message, and when he reopen the message at a later date the hightlight would still be present.
2) Kmail would have a notes feature, where a note could be assigned to an email. When the user reopens the email message, his accompanying note would be there, too.
3) These should be implemented in a database and the original email in the mbox/maildir file would remain untouched. Much like the flags work.
I very much agree that this should be implemented. Even if this would not be part of the core Kmail, it could be an extension if bug #33670 were implemented.
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Adding notes to mails is now implemented for KMail 2, see http://thomasmcguire.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/nepomuk-in-kmail-2/.
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