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From: "Laurie Williams" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] E-mail messages as sources
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 13:55:33 -0400
I save the ones that actually contain information <g>. I print it out,
highlight the information I gleen from it and file it as a source. I use a
straight numerical sourcing system and the e-mail just gets filed in the
notebook in order. Any plain paper prinouts just get three hole punched and
put in. Something thicker or needing special care (but not irreplaceable
originals) get put in sheet protecters. This is with my present splitting
system. I was contemplating a lumping system by correspondent for e-mails
and I guess it could work the same way, just file it chronological within
it's numerical slot. And I save it to a computer file and attach it to the
source as an exhibit so I can consult it if I need to without having to get
the notebook out. I'm still wrestling between a plain text file and an Adobe
.pdf to save the formatting.
On 6/14/06, <> wrote:
> I've enjoyed this thread -- there have been some good ideas --
> thanks! Now I have a question........does everyone save every email? If so
> - where? On the computer? In paper form in a file cabinet/notebook? Would
> love to know what you do with them....
> Carol Collins
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: David Ball <>
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Laurie Williams [mailto:]
> > > 2) Lumpers: do you lump e-mails?
> > > Splitters: do you source every e-mail? Or do you use the entire
> > > as one source? Or something else?
> > >
> > I am generally a lumper, but for emails that contain data that I want to
> > make a source for, I first change the "Subject" line of the email to
> > what I want the source listing to say (making it easier to find again),
> > I print a copy for my paper files, so I can mark the material that is
> > pertinent. Then I make one email one source (although the email may
> > data for a number of tags), and enter the data.
> > Dave Ball
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