I am humbled, and impressed. Humbled by once again realising how much I don’t know, and impressed by how much others do, and how important human interaction is in what we do.
Must brush up on my google terms – its too easy to artificially narrow the criteria and not get what you were after. Google should just know what I want, not what I say I want!
So what do I want? Its more than just a mail reader. I have a ‘too many email addresses’ issue. I have several personal ones and a work one. I want to be able to aggregate all my personal ones and read them at work and at home. I want emails I write to be stored centrally, irrespective of where I am when I write them. At home I use WindowsXP for most things, and FreeBSD for everything else. Part of the ‘everything else’ includes my email. But I don’t want to have to switch chairs just to write an email. Fetchmail, Procmail and Mutt form a powerful triumvirate, and I can still fire up KMail if I feel like it and have it work. What I’d love is to have something like KMail as a cross-platform remote client, so I could use a nice GUI from wherever I can get a net connection, without having to lug my entire email directory around with me. It would have to be client-server. I don’t want to try and rethread a 15,000 message folder back and forth over the net. The server should do that and just show me the results.
The other thing I want (don’t ask much do I?) is actually where I started. The concept of a smart mail reader that is also a newsgroup, web page, rss, etc. aggregator that can index all my stuff and show me the relationships between things, sort of like ZOË taken to its logical extreme.
Then I just have the problem of what to do after breakfast… 🙂