In open defiance of an established cliche, IBM Research is thinking inside the box -- the e-mail in-box, that is. And the results may one day be a breath of fresh air for every over-stuffed and unorganized e-mail client in corporate America.
IBM's Collaborative User Experience (CUE) team is two years into its Reinventing E-mail project, affectionately known as ReMail. The project's objective is to find ways to build better e-mail systems. The effort includes a recently unveiled prototype client designed to improve the "killer app of the connected world." ...
The ReMail prototype also stores communication from various sources, including discussion lists, blogs, and any systems that can push out updates. All the correspondence can be organized using the same tools for organizing standard e-mail messages.
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