Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I Use Gina Trapiani of Lifehacker.com's idea of very few folders, and just search or sort for when you need to find something.
This has been a killer concept in practice. Thunderbird search is so effective I find whatever I want faster this way than trying to remember what folder it's in.
Other than my Inbox, I use:
Note: The "tildes" (~) are just to keep everything in the same order I keep my desktop trays, My Documents organisation, and even my Firefox bookmarks.
With the *fantastic Archive This*, I set my own personal keywords for several folders, and then I can bounce emails back and forth.
I just use a SINGLE letter with no "ALT" for each of my keyboard shortcuts. It makes everything lightning fast.
These are the 6 shortcuts I use:
- A = Action
- H = Hold
- V = archiVe
- D = Deleted
- I = Inbox
- E = sEnt
I chose these letters as shortcuts because some others conflict with Thunderbird's built-in email navigation shortcuts.
These don't: This will save you time and wrist strain.