Opportunities

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Wed Nov 14 08:03:02 UTC 2018


Hi Mike,

You bring up a lot of items. We're always interested in improving 
specific use cases. I would suggest you try to make take it apart into 
actionable items, and file those as separate bugs in bugzilla. That's 
the most likely way to make progress with them.

  -Magnus

On 14-11-2018 01:01, MJWestkamper wrote:
>
> We standardized on Thunderbird in early '06 and as such we've 
> accumulated dozens of accounts, thousands of folders, and overall 
> terabytes of e-mail and attachments.
>
> Organizing it is now a significant task. Setting up folders, filters, 
> archiving and sharing is quite cumbersome and time-consuming. And of 
> course dispensing with the junk.
>
> As this system evolves I would like to see a bit of added 
> functionality to help when the numbers get bigger. Some small add-on's 
> can help with the automation of setting up the folders and filters. 
> Some has already been done or is in process.
>
> Dispensing with the junk is a never-ending game. Here too some AI and 
> clever filters can help. I suspect an add-on could be built to filter 
> the incoming stream, and maybe report it to a central system that 
> would support the clients. I can provide more specifics if there is an 
> interest.
>
> Archiving is something that would need to be part of the core 
> processes.  I believe a comprehensive method of archiving e-mail 
> locally and remotely along with a search tool would add significant 
> value to Thunderbird.
>
> Sharing is another function that would need to be part of a core 
> process. All the folks here would benefit from having some folders be 
> public, and some shared. This can become way too complicated, but I do 
> believe some basic abilities here would add a lot of value to small to 
> medium sized organizations.
>
> I do not have the current talent to code solutions; I wrote my last 
> production software in FORTRAN and before that in COBOL. I can however 
> write a good use case and spec. If something like this is in the 
> cards, and I can contribute, please let me know.
>
> Mike
>


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