I get a lot of email (especially at work). I'm trying a Inbox Zero-
Ideally something like the Reader Trends or Search History Trends page would exist for Gmail. I thought I could perhaps build it myself, but the absence of an official Gmail API deterred me. However, it occurred to me that the recently added IMAP support could act as an API of sorts. It should be easy to get just the message headers and slice and dice them to extract the stats that I was interested in.
Thus was born Mail Trends, an IMAP-
--max_messages= flag to limit the dataset, at least for initial runs.
The project is still in its early stages, so patches and suggestions are definitely welcome (my email address is at the footer). You can also subscribe to the feed of check-ins to see changes as they are made. The plan wiki page has a very brief outline of what I'm planning on working on next.