Having Your Own Help Archive by Using GMAIL
by Samuel Sennott
GMAIL for Listservs Part One of Three
By using GMAIL to access your listserv accounts, you can save every email sent, providing you with a keyword searchable help database that lives in your archived email stack. For example, I have 2342 archived emails from an assistive technology listserv called QIAT. Yes, I can go to the QIAT archives and search, but having it live in your own account and with a familiar interface really wins out.
Note that with GMAIL, you never have to delete, just archive instead.
So whether you are a teacher, doctor, electrician, animator, photographer, chef, or blogger you can have a searchable help archive from all the lists you belong to.
Here is a video about how to archive:
The next installment of this series will cover how to automatically sort your Listserv emails into folders.