Hashtags (?) in Outlook: Is it possible? Who could make it happen?
December 11, 2013 3:24 PM Subscribe
I manage a specialized service Outlook inbox for a large corporation. I would like to manually add hashtags (I think?) to each incoming e-mail and then create tag clouds – similar to the Metafilter tag cloud, actually - for groups of e-mails.
posted by Munching Langolier to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
For example: a tag cloud for all e-mails in 2014, one for each individual month of 2014, one for the e-mails that I resolved, another for the e-mails my manager resolved, etc. When I click on a tag from the tag cloud, it would open a list of associated e-mails, and the e-mails would be open-able from that list.
I would add the hashtags to e-mails from a list of all previously-created hashtags; additionally, I would be able to create new hashtags for individual e-mails as needed. It would be like using Outlook e-mail categories, only the number of categories possible would be infinite (or at least very high, like several thousand), and I would be able to create the aforementioned tag clouds from them. I would also be able to modify existing tags and apply that modification to all e-mails currently “containing” those tags. Each e-mail could have anywhere between “one” and “all available” tags associated with it.
Is this possible? And if so, what kind of web development (?) person would I hire to make it happen? Also, none of this information would appear on a website for public view. Only a dozen or so people would need to see the tag clouds and associated data.
Also assume I have absolutely zero programming, Twitter, blogging, etc. experience (if it isn’t already obvious from this question).