Microsoft Outlook has some reasonably effective rules support for filtering and managing e-mails. However, there are some situations where I feel I need something a bit smarter.
For example, I work on two related projects and I'd like e-mails relating to project A to be filtered to a folder for Project A, and Project B to a folder for Project B. However, a simple word check is not sufficient as either project could be mentioned. Now, I could create a rule that copies the e-mail to both locations but quite often, the message will be relevant for just one of the two projects, mentioning the other in passing.
I realise this is quite a complex idea as it would involve the filter understanding the language in the e-mail to a certain degree, but it's not beyond the realms of possibility.
- Are there existing plug-ins for creating more complex rules like this?
- Are there mail systems other than Outlook that might provide such a feature (fog or cloud use)? For example, can GMail's filters do this by providing a search as a filter instead of just keywords?