Uwe Brauer <o...@mat.ucm.es> writes:
>>>> "Eric" == Eric S Fraga <e.fr...@ucl.ac.uk> writes:
> > On Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016 at 08:42, Uwe Brauer wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> I would like to add to certain messages (which I read via gnus and the
> >> imap protocol) tags so that searching is simplified. Is there a way to
> >> do that using the org tags engine? Gnorb would be a candidate but that
> >> feature is listed in the TODO list.
> > Might not be what you want but I turn this inside out and use org
> > capture to create notes, with tags, that link back to the email
> > message. I then use org to search etc. with C-c C-o to get back to the
> > email.
> Yes I sometimes to that as well but then I tend to forgot where I put
> that information etc. So I really prefer the other way around.
I have a single notes.org file (not an agenda file), where I do exactly what
Eric described and I have defined keys to get to it fast: no more "where did I
put that scrap of information" - well, not true: if I were perfectly disciplined
that would be the case, but since I am not, I sometimes have to go hunt down
scrap; but the process is painful enough that once I find it, it goes into
no ifs, ands or buts ;-)