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More and more I need to follow up on specific messages I have sent, but memory fades. Can anyone recommend a way to flag outgoing messages "for follow-up" in Thunderbird? (Not sure but I think MS Outlook supports this.)

I have a little hack, which involves a custom rule to tag incoming messages from myself to myself. Then I simply include myself in the recipient list on messages I want to follow up on. But perhaps there is a more elegant extension or technique out there?

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Does putting a label on the outgoing in the Sent folder not do? –  random Apr 14 '11 at 18:34
Well yes, that's what I do, but it's an extra step. –  anon Apr 14 '11 at 21:36
I found this: addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/follow-up Cheers, Rv –  user134973 May 18 '12 at 16:43
possible duplicate of Track unanswered mails in Thunderbird –  doncherry Sep 14 at 13:55

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Well, in the absence of any responses I will continue using tags and rules.

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  1. Install "Lightning" extension (calendar, tasks).
  2. Select email you want to follow-up/track.
  3. Make a right mouse click.
  4. Select from pop-up menu "Convert To" -> (event|task)
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