I'm Luca, I'm pretty new to the GTD world! I recently finished the book... entering the enthusiast circle of the GTDers.
Since I spend my whole workday in front of a pc screen, using Outlook for managing my mail, tasks and calendar... I thought that installing and evaluating the GTD Outlook plugin was the first thing to do in order to organize the hi-tech side of my system.
I'm still familiarizing with the plugin features... It seems working very good.
But... There's one thing I haven't been able to configure that drives me crazy.
When you use an e-mail you received (or you sent) to create a new task... the mail is moved by the plugin into a separate folder named as the action category (@work, @errands, ...).
So the message disappears from the original place... and the destination folder gets full of different mails which can be sent items or received items.
That - according to me - is nonsense.
I save every mail I receive or send for future reference and for my "knowledge base"... and keep them all in "inbox" if it's a received item or in "sent" if is a sent item (i'm a fan of the "search, don't sort method").
So... the question is... is there any way to COPY instead of MOVE the e-mails used as base for new actions, leaving the original into its folder and having the copy in the appropriate action folder??
Thanks in advance!