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Subject: Re: Subject-Prefix
From: Gary E Bickford <garyb @ mynext>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 99 09:51:38 -0500
To: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
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Reply-to: garyb @ outlawnet . com

What this discussion really points out is the need in mail packages  
for relational capability.  At one time I built a document  
management system (in essence) for mail for the NeXT, called  
MailQuery.  It used Thunderstone's Metamorph full text search engine  
(now part of Texis). With relational capability, we're no longer  
limited to a single tree structure of folders based on (whatever) -  
we can have 'folders' and 'trees' based on subject, author, date,  
concepts expressed, or whatever.

I don't know Pegasus, but I use Eudora - many folks find it the  
most useful of the Wysiwyg-type mail clients.  I don't like any of  
the mailers I've used on Unix, though I use Procmail extensively for  
varous things.  I hear that Qualcomm is trying to figure out what  
to do with Eudora - OPEN SOURCE it!!


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