By searchguy on May 06, 2005
While writing the message I wrote "I've attached a new version of the file..." but then I forgot to attach the file before sending.
What I want is a mail client that notices that I've included language in the message indicating that I wanted to attach a file but that there is nothing attached, in the same way that Thunderbird will warn me if I haven't provided a subject or recipient for a message.
It strikes me that this could be accomplished by a straightforward use of Naive Bayes text classification (I knew I could work this around to information retrieval!), the same technology that's alread in most mail clients for use in spam filtering. I'd offer bonus points if the client watches me work and offers the most recent files that I've been working on as candidates for attachment.