>>> "Eric" == Eric S Fraga <e.fr...@ucl.ac.uk> writes:

   > On Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 at 16:02, Nick Dokos wrote:
   > [...]

   >> I have a single notes.org file (not an agenda file), where I do exactly 
   >> Eric described and I have defined keys to get to it fast: no more "where 
did I

   > As do I.  I guess this is a key part of this use case: it must be easy
   > to find those notes.  My (abridged) capture template looks like this:

   > #+begin_src emacs-lisp
   >   (setq org-capture-templates
   >         '(
   >           ("m" "Mail options")
   >           ("mt" "mailtodo"
   >            entry (file+datetree "~/s/notes/tasks.org")
   >            "* TODO %^{Task} : %:subject %^G\nSCHEDULED: %t\n- From :: 
%:from\n- Subject :: %:subject\n- Email :: %a\n\n%?" :kill-buffer t)
   >           ("mn" "mailnote"
   >            entry (file+headline "~/s/notes/notes.org" "general notes and 
   >            "* %^{Title} : %:subject %^G\n- From :: %:from\n- Subject :: 
%:subject\n- Email :: %a\n\n%?\n\n%U")
   >           ))
   > #+end_src

Ok that is relatively cool.

   > Tag search etc. in org makes finding the notes relatively painless.  

How do you search, starting where?

   > As a bonus, the "mt" template is to allow me to get to INBOX 0 by making
   > sure I don't leave emails lying around unread or ticked.  If they need
   > further processing, an appropriate TODO task is created which links back
   > to the email.  This task is scheduled for immediate action by default
   > but obviously easily changed during the capture, very often by
   > unscheduling but adding a deadline, for instance.

For the imap backend?

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