7/15/19 11:36 AM
11/13/14
Posts: 4400

Do you empty your inbox daily or leave thousands of emails in there like some sort of savage?

7/15/19 11:39 AM
4/27/15
Posts: 12052

Daily. Both work and personal email accounts.  

7/15/19 11:41 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 59730
I only leave important messages in my Inbox, otherwise I sort my received mail into Archive folders.
7/15/19 11:42 AM
4/21/09
Posts: 20019

I'm a complete savage. It's disgusting to be honest. 

 

I do the same thing with real mail. I will let the junk mail pile up on my kitchen table until I get to a point where I have to trash it or my dining room becomes useless.

 

I might have a problem og

7/15/19 11:42 AM
4/21/10
Posts: 47135

Clean at end of the day. 

7/15/19 11:44 AM
1/19/12
Posts: 30952

My email inbox has my in-progress items, where I need to action something, or one of my direct reports need to. Currently it has more items than usual it in, since it’s brutally hectic right now. Probably around 30 items in the inbox.

7/15/19 11:45 AM
3/16/06
Posts: 19871

My wife has like 70k unread emails in her inbox. All stupid shopping spam that she never erases. It makes me angry every time I see the little icon on her phone. 

7/15/19 11:49 AM
4/21/09
Posts: 20020
Stupidnewbie -

My wife has like 70k unread emails in her inbox. All stupid shopping spam that she never erases. It makes me angry every time I see the little icon on her phone. 

Thankfully mine just shows 99+ 

 

If it showed the real number I might have a panic attack.

7/15/19 11:58 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 96240

Are you deleting them, or moving them to an archive or something?  

 

7/15/19 12:01 PM
4/13/12
Posts: 27112

i am awful with email.  i get hundreds a day if you add them all up.  it's overwhelming.  can't get through them all.

7/15/19 12:04 PM
4/21/09
Posts: 20021
EFM -

i am awful with email.  i get hundreds a day if you add them all up.  it's overwhelming.  can't get through them all.

Same. I feel like as soon as I fm do spend the time to delete everything I will be full again within a day or 2. It's never ending.

7/15/19 12:11 PM
5/7/10
Posts: 855
Stupidnewbie -

My wife has like 70k unread emails in her inbox. All stupid shopping spam that she never erases. It makes me angry every time I see the little icon on her phone. 

That's why you should have more than one email account. I have three emails, two are used to register on sites, and my main for work related and private. Dont get spam at all on my main and dont care about inbox filling up on the other two.

7/15/19 12:20 PM
4/27/15
Posts: 12053
Trust -

Are you deleting them, or moving them to an archive or something?  

 

I archive (move to folders) to make searching easier down the road.  I use desktop email clients for Outlook (work) and gmail (personal).

I use Thunderbird for my gmail because it has some great and intuitive methods for handling junk mail and spam that will filter the crapmails before they hit my inbox.

For emails i send that need to be followed up on, i use FollowUpThen. It's a free Boomerang altenative that will send me a notification after a specified period of time if i did not receive a response from the person i sent to the email to. I also use it to send myself reminders that will re-send me a sent or received message afte a specifed period.  It's simple and pretty powerful when it comes to keeping your inbox clean.

10 days ago
11/8/09
Posts: 29989


10 days ago
7/31/09
Posts: 18804

I clear it out a whenever I check it if its needed. Dont need the email anymore? Its trashed. Otherwise I have important things from 2 months ago that I cant find because theres 2+ months of emails to scroll through. 

 

Keeps my sanity.

10 days ago
8/29/09
Posts: 14451
Bam57Bam -

I'm a complete savage. It's disgusting to be honest. 

 

I do the same thing with real mail. I will let the junk mail pile up on my kitchen table until I get to a point where I have to trash it or my dining room becomes useless.

 

I might have a problem og

We are the same person. 

10 days ago
3/14/04
Posts: 131715
I have over 10GB of emails in my gmail inbox. I'm not good at deleting shit.
10 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 92373

10 days ago
6/30/07
Posts: 55706

Team Savage here