Tips, Tricks and Secrets #11: Sent Messages can be Saved Messages

We have been sharing some of our favorite tips, tricks and secrets using our software products. If you look in the tags on the sidebar, “tips” is a great way to see the other posts in this series. This tip is another that features our Intellect email client.

Tip #11: Sent Messages can be Saved Messages

I have a lot of sent mail every month and it can build up quickly in the sent folder in Intellect over time. The more messages in a folder, the slower it is to load and the harder it can be to look through to find something.

What many Intellect users don’t realize is that messages in the Sent Folder can be moved to folders you make in Saved Messages just like incoming mail can.

sent messages can be saved in saved messages

In my Saved Messages folder, I’ve right-clicked and made a new folder I called Archive – Sent. I’ve then made folders for the year and then subfolders for the month. I can go to Sent and highlight messages by date, then drag them to the appropriate folder in Saved.

While this took a bit of time the first time I did it, I’ve made it a monthly task that I do the first week of each new month, to move the prior month’s sent mail to its new home in my Saved Messages folder.

 

How Atomic Clocks Work

This is something I found fascinating and thought some of our users may find this interesting as well.  Most of the clocks in my life are somehow synced with an atomic clock somewhere.  Granted, this consists of my phone and computer but who needs a clock outside of these devices?  This includes our own web site: www.worldtimeserver.com .

Atomic IconagraphyAtomic Clocks work by measuring what is essentially the vibration of excited atoms.  Caesium is used in most cases but there are alternatives.  Microwaves are used to excite the atoms to a specific frequency or level of vibration.  The Atomic Clock checks the various caesium atoms for this vibration and when it finds them it knows things are vibrating at the right level and uses that frequency to increase time forward.

This is essentially the same thing as a pendulum clock.  But microwaves are used to send the atomic pendulum moving and the pendulum is constantly checked for moving the exact right distance.  Yes, the process is of course a lot more technical than this but I always find things a little easier to understand if I can picture a common equivalent.