Another use for editing a message

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Adding text to an incoming message might help find it later – especially if the message isn’t clear or comes from an unusual source.

After last week’s article, another use for editing an existing email message occurred to us and it relates to the much faster ability to search in the recent free tools. Check out the Desktop Search Handbook.

Adding text to an incoming message might help find it later – especially if the message isn’t clear or comes from an unusual source.

I often receive faxes from one of the excellent Internet faxes services that provide an incoming fax number then convert the fax to a file attachment that’s emailed to me.

The incoming message is ‘from’ the fax service and the attachment is an image (TIF or PDF is common) which will not help when you try to find it months later.  Search tools can’t find text in TIF images nor most PDF’s generated from faxes.

By editing the message (open the message, Edit, Edit Message) you can add keywords to describe the true sender, topic and other keywords for you to search upon later.


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