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March 27, 2008

mail trends

Mihai Parparita over at persistent.info (creator of the nifty Gmail Greasemonkey Scripts and also a colleague) has struck again with a really cool email tool.

Mail Trends is an IMAP-based email analysis tool that Mihai created to analysis patterns in the messages he receives in his Gmail account. He built it using Python, and it generates a bunch of pretty graphs and tables that give you info on how your messages are distributed in terms of size, time of day, senders, recipients, and mailing lists. I'm running it now on several years of my personal email and can't wait to see the results. (Caveat: if you're not comfortable working with command-line tools, then this project isn't ready for you to use yet.)

Keep up the good work, Mihai!

Posted by ljh at March 27, 2008 4:09 PM