Hey there, Rails developers

Could someone in the Rails developer community please create a webmail application that periodically saves what I’m writing?

I have this habit of spending a painstakingly long time writing emails and by the time I’m ready to send it, my session times out and I pretty much lose all of my eloquent and thoughtful prose. I know, I know, I should be frequently saving it as draft, but my brain doesn’t work that way and imagine I’m not alone in this. And hey, I’ve used a few webmail accounts in my day and it’s clearly an area that needs improvement.

Look, I figure with the whole Ajax and XMLHttpRequest business, this should really be a done deal.

What I’m after is the simplicity and usefulness of Basecamp, with an autosave feature that backs up what I’m writing every 2-3 minutes.

I mean come on, that shouldn’t be so hard, should it?

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