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Organizing My Orchid


#1

Hi all. I’m a newbie and I tried this once before and didn’t get my
message posted! (Perhaps Orchid requires a contribution before this
can happen?) I am learning a lot from this website but I gotta say,
I’m running out of my alloted space. Does anyone know how to archive
this in an accessible way that will free up some space?


#2
    Hi all. I'm a newbie and I tried this once before and didn't
get my message posted! (Perhaps Orchid requires a contribution
before this can happen?) I am learning a lot from this website but
I gotta say, I'm running out of my alloted space. Does anyone know
how to archive this in an accessible way that will free
up some space? 

Hi, Do this religiously everyday and you’re learning curve will
expand quickly.

1.) As you read each posting:

2.) Highlight/copy the you would like to save.

3.) “Paste” on a new document page or new email entitled “Orchid
Tips / date.”

4.) Put a short heading for each subject so you can group them
together. I.e., Bezels, Etching, Finishing, etc.

5.) Delete the Orchid posting from your email program to free up
space for more Orchid gems tomorrow. (YOu have saved it on one page
with the other tips you are interested in.)

I found Orchid provides me with daily inspiration toward achieving
my dream of working full time designing ethnic, primitiv, fetish
pieces. I sit here at work (Private Aircraft Sales)in front of my
computer for 12 hours a day, totally depressed that I am not at home
with my torch and kiln. Whenever I can, I flip to my personal email
program and read through the Orchid postings. My heart skips a beat
just hearing about others doing what I wish I could be doing! It
helps me get through the day.

Then at night, I read through the Orchid tips I emailed to myself at
home and review what I learned earlier.

Warm thoughts,
Ginny Vivier
Artes Primitiv


#3

Judy, It’s hard to advise, not knowing what type of mailreader you’re
using but I can give you a couple of ideas/insights.

First, I use Outlook (same approach works on Outlook Express,
Eudora, etc.). I have a set of “rules” that filter my mail into
sub-folders in my inbox as the messages flow in. Anything with
[Orchid] in the subject line goes to my Orchid mailbox.

Within my Orchid mailbox I have a couple of other subfolders:
“Keeper Tips” and “Personal Replies”

As I’m reading, when I find a posting that I know I’m going to want
to refer back to, I move it to my “keepers” folder. Personal
correspondence between me and other orchid members gets moved to the
personal replies folder so I can find them again.

Because all of the Orchid postings are archived and searchable on
the Ganoksin website, I don’t worry too much about the other
"non-keeper" messages. If there’s something I haven’t saved that I
later decide I need, I can always go to the site and do a search on
it. So those messages get marked “read” and get deleted once a month
out of my mailbox. I could also just archive that folder (using the
archive function in the mailreader) once a month, but it works out
just as well to delete them.

Hope this helps!
Karen Goeller
@Karen_Goeller


Handcrafted and Unique Artisan Jewelry


#4

Judy; Do what I do. I cut and paste the pieces I want to save into
Microsoft’s Notepad, which is their text editor. Found under Start

Programs > Accessories > Notepad. It’s avery basic word processor

  • uses little space. On Mac’s (OS10) it’s called TextEdit and found
    in the Applications folder. I have “docked” it so I don’t have to
    go looking for it all the time.

They are useful for quick notes to yourself etc. Kinda a step up
from Stickies and AT Notes.

Then you can delete the emails.

Eric


#5

I’ve used Outlook for years and never thought about using another
folder for Orchid. From there I cut and paste onto Orchid notes in
Word and I’m set. Thanks for the tip.

Bonnie Blandford


#6

Hi , I will “copy” text of interest and “paste” into a word
processing program , where it is titled in a way that will help me
to refer back to it , the main folder I save to is named “jewelers
tips” I’ve now added other folders and catagorize appropriatly
[supplies , marketing etc.] Mark Clodius


#7
     how to archive this in an accessible way that
will free up some space? 

Filter all Orchid emails to a specially-named inbox, so that Orchid
email will be separated from all your other incoming emails. You
really must do this. Look for the Filter section (or ‘Rules’) and set
it up to re-distribute emails thus - “Subject Contains: [Orchid]”. If
your emailer won’t do this, try Pegasus, freeware from
<www.pmail.com>.

Now arrange all the Orchid emails by “Subject/Threads” then select
the emails in the subject group that interests you. Save all them at
once to a text file. After all, Orchid emails are ALL text files.
Call the text file a suitable name, and store it in a folder
(directory) of a suitable name.

Read the text files in a text editor.

Now you may delete the old emails. Delete (‘expire’) all emails up
to, say, a month ago. Expiry from a certain configurable date is
usually available as a feature on many email apps. I recommend
expiring older ones rather than all emails, as some subjects may
still be active.

Brian

** Hanuman’s Response **

Brian;

Definitely Pegasus mail is the most powerful mail application
available. I use it my self :slight_smile: My Orchid filtering is

“Reply-to” = orchid@ganoksin.com -> move it to folder

this will keep personal replies you receive in the main folder and
will move only those originating from Orchid

Hanuman


#8

Hi Hanuman,

Definitely Pegasus mail is the most powerful mail application
available. I use it my self :-) 

Not necessarily if you’re on a Mac :-). IMO Entourage is the best
email client around. It features a Mailing List Manager which has
built-in rules so that all you have to do is create a subfolder and
then use the MLM to direct all Orchid mail there. In addition to the
"Orchid" subfolder to which all list mail is automatically sent, I’ve
also created an “Orchid Archive” subfolder. As I read posts that I
want to keep, I use the “Move To Folder” feature in Entourage to send
those posts to the Archive folder. Organizing them comes later and
for that I use many of the same techniques that others have mentioned
although Entourage also contains a built-in AppleScript called “Save
Selection” which allows me to select text and save it to a text file
anywhere on my hard drive.

Beth