Some people are very bad at responding to e-mails. Or they don’t check their mailbox as often as I do, who knows. Anyway, sometimes I want to ping somebody about an e-mail that I sent some time ago. Till now, I did it by going through a list of my sent e-mails and resending messages that were unreplied. However, that was somewhat inefficient.
As a solution, I coded a post-new hook for
notmuch that tags all unreplied
messages. The implementation is rather short and straightforward (see
GitHub repo). It marks
all replied messages with
response and everything else with
noresponse. The precise definition of replied message is: a
message whose ID is mentioned in at least one
In-Reply-To header in
To solve my initial problem, I also tag my sent, but unreplied
noack so that I can easily obtain the list of people
to ping eventually. I also have the
backlog tag which groups
e-mails sent to me and which I haven’t replied yet.
Feel free to use it if you find it useful.