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NewsForge: Using Thunderbird as a Context Management Tool

Mar 06, 2006, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"Despite the fact that there are quite a few document management systems (DMS) on the market, email remains for many the main tool for managing document workflow. Admittedly, an email client doesn't offer any advanced tools for managing files, but email's sheer convenience and ease of use are rather compelling reasons for sticking with the proven tool. In this article, I'll show you how to set up the Thunderbird email client as a context-centric document management system using folders, filters, views, and labels.

"In one respect, email actually beats a conventional DMS. Quite often, a document is just part of a bigger picture; comments, reviews, and feedback from your peers create an important context that can't be separated from the document itself..."

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