Suggestions for hypermail - I may even be willing to help implement some of them

From: Fred Cohen <>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 07:34:57 -0800 (PST)
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I am using hypermail to cross-reference my historical emails - outbound as well as inbound. Here are some things that would be very nice to have...
  1. Cross reference by "to" field - very handy for OUTBOUND email.
  2. Create a cross-reference by author that crosses all archive sets (I do things by month, but would like the author index to cross all time).
  3. Dates should optionally be allowed to appear as YYYY MM DD format - particularly nice for sorting!
  4. I would like to see a command line option for adding a mailbox to an existing archive. The idea would be to create one giant archive that allows views by author, by date, etc. - but with hierarchies of dates (see all, see year, see month, see week, see day, (in my case) see hour.
  5. It would be very nice to be able to sort by inbound / and outbound users so that both the from and the to mails for a particular individual would be grouped together.
  6. A step further would be to set up an interface to an SQL or perl database so that cross-references by arbitrary items (as well as user-defined classifications of things) could be selected for search and presentation. This would move toward an email database that could be interlinked with other databases - such as date book, phone book, etc.

Always wishing...


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