During the holidays I finally took the time to implement some time-savers:
scp domm2.zsi.at:~/somefile.bar .
The whole procedure takes about 30 seconds.
Thats about 20 characters. So I wrote a small script using Net::SHH and NET::SCP that looks into a special folder on my office machine, downloads everything from this folder into cwd and deletes the files from the special folder. It's about 300 characters long, and I probably typed twice as much due to debugging etc. It took me about 30 minutes. So, my investment will pay off after aprox 60 downloads, or about 2 months (at one attachment a day, which is aproximitly the amount I get). (Uhm, writing about it now probably cost me another month, or the other way round, I get a 'free' journal entry every month)
Tag all new mail, set all tagged mail to read.
Easy, saves another minute a day...