How e-organized are you?

How many emails do you have in your Inbox right now?

  • <10

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • >10

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • >100

    Votes: 6 27.3%
  • >500

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • >1000

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • >2000

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • >3000

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • >4000

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • >5000

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • >10000

    Votes: 1 4.5%

  • Total voters
    22
  • #1
DaveC426913
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Main Question or Discussion Point

I just archived all my emails that are more than a month old, and I still have way too many - before archving, I think I was up over 3000. I just don't delete emails as a part of my routine - no matter how useless they've become.

Do you?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
wolram
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I have only kept the first two, from special people, for different reasons.
 
  • #3
DaveC426913
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wolram said:
I have only kept the first two, from special people, for different reasons.
Am I one of them?
:smile:
 
  • #4
wolram
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DaveC426913 said:
Am I one of them?
:smile:
You would have to be a lady to fit in that category
:biggrin:
 
  • #5
honestrosewater
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I have 75 right now. I keep my inbox clean - most of those are articles from NASA Science News that I'm going to get around to reading one these days. :rolleyes:
 
  • #6
Moonbear
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I have just a smidge under 500. When I hit around that 500 mark, that's when I go through cleaning out old stuff that should have been deleted on the first read and archiving other stuff (and usually when the number of attachments reaches a critical limit that I start running out of space in my inbox, necessitating organizing all those attachments into proper folders). That should all be part of next week's "organize everything before I move" project.
 
  • #7
1,085
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I have 766 right now. I should probably go back and delete about 700 of those, most of which are words of the day.
 
  • #8
PerennialII
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mail db has about 90k, inbox 500.
 
  • #9
Kerrie
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i have 3 email addresses i use-one that's my personal mail, one for junk things i subscribe to, and one for work...each has less then 3 in them currently...i am one of those kinds of people that throws it out if i don't need it...as einstein once said, "never commit anything to memory you can look up" :biggrin:

guess that memory also includes my computer/email memory.
 
  • #10
58
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I accidentally signed up for many stupid newsletters and other similar things, I get a few hundred mails every day from these spam services. I need to get a new id.
 
  • #11
Monique
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1545 archived, from friends
I lost another email address with mail from friends because of the one month sign in policy :cry:
 
  • #12
1,134
9
I promptly file anything worth keeping, and get rid of the rest. I hate clutter, even in my mail box :smile:
 
  • #13
BobG
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228. Oldest unopened E-Mail is from April 29, 2004.

Hmmm, I almost opened it to see if I should delete it or not, but I kind of feel like I'd be violating a historical landmark.

Second oldest is from June 24, 2005 and I know I'll delete that one without even reading it. (There's free food in the break room??!! I'm there!!! Doh!)
 
  • #14
Evo
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In my work e-mail account I used to average around 12,000 e-mails in my in box. Then they started doing an automated cleanup every 60 days that would move the old e-mails into a temporary folder for a month before they were deleted. This keeps my inbox down down to around 900 e-mails. Once a month I go into my temporary folder and glance through what is about to be deleted and then move anything I really need to keep into my premanent folders. I still move critical e-mails into my personal folders on a daily basis, there is just too much to keep up with.
 
  • #15
356
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I have 2 in my inbox. Everything is Archived well before it's a week old.
 
  • #16
SpaceTiger
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I voted >5000 (work mail), though if I included my personal inbox, it would be well over 10,000. I do remove all spam and I have a lot of folders for specific categories of email, but overloading on folders would be less appealing to me than just letting the messages sit in the inbox, so I only have those for really common things (weekly or more often).

Oh, and thanks to the lovely mail filters and junk mail control of Thunderbird, very little of this has to be done by hand. :biggrin:
 

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