Fully-functional e-mail client in DTP?

Don’t deny right from the start, just imagine:

  • All messages are already in DTP with all the AI stuff (you may control the quantity of downloaded messages, indicate which should be downloaded anyway)…
  • Powerful AI-based spam filtering, Classifying and See-also, smart groups, smart rules, copying and replicating without excessive info duplication (say, you just replicate a file as attachment and send an e-mail)…
  • All the Marks, Reminders and Custom Data integration, with endless automation possibilities and full Apple Script support in the end…

I’d gladly quit using Apple Mail or Airmail then…
Because as it is now - archiving mail - is a kind of a “half-solution”… You need to store messages with attachments, which are already in the database as a separate documents, or delete them in messages and have problems later…

What is interesting - is that almost all you need for this - is already here! We just need to connect our accounts mailboxes to DT. Like RSS integration )

It’s likely that future versions of DEVONthink will be able to archive emails/mailboxes directly via e.g. IMAP and therefore without having to use a local email client but a fully featured email client? Quite unlikely - imagine e.g. the menus of Apple Mail and DEVONthink 3 and then merge them :wink:

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Exactly! That’s what I mean saying that almost all is already here - almost all these Apple Mail menus can be already easily done with existing DT functionality: marks, rules, formats, messages and attachments operations and so on. It remains just what you’ve said - direct IMAP/Exchange connection with remote folders, the RIGHT INTERFACE between them and DT features!