E-Mails! Do You Keep a Reasonable # of Old E-Mails, or Are They Excessive??

@artistry (4154)
United States
May 1, 2010 4:14pm CST
How often do you purge your e-mails? Do you allow them to build up to excess? Some people let them continue to build without purging, how do you handle your old e-mails? Share your e-mail habits with us.
6 responses
@tolted (191)
1 May 10
I don't think I have good email habits. I have a build up of old emails and even some I have not opened especially forwarded messages or emails I subscribed to! I have some folders for specific emails that I use when I remember to. I really should get more organised
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
2 May 10
..Hi tolted, Welcome to the old stomping ground, it's a good place to meet nice people. At least you have a mission of getting more organized. I have not mastered e-mail organization yet. I look at a page and I think, I will read that later, and later comes and there are 50 more e-mails, and it goes on and on. My servicer eliminated massive e-mails from my account because of limitations. I am very bad. Thanks for your response, take care.
@tolted (191)
2 May 10
Thanks for welcoming me :) I know what you mean about seeing an email and intend to read it later but later never comes! I think yahoo and gmail have very large storage capacity. I hope you get round to attempting email organisation :)
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
5 May 10
no i dont keep track of my emails i just leave them where ever they are
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
8 May 10
...Hi there qamarep, You are like me, I let the things build up and then I can.t delete enough of them to make a difference, so they sit. Bad news. My server deleted a mass of them and I am now starting over and trying to delete them sooner so they don't build up. I hope I keep it up because I hate having so many e-mails sitting in my computer. I think it might slow the computer down as well, I am not sure. Thanks for your response, take care.
4 May 10
I always delete emails straight after reading them unless the email has some important information that I need to keep such as sign-up details for something or receipt for online shopping order. However, those emails I delete when either I have received the order or have memorised the details. At the moment I have 4 emails saved in my email folder and I receive about 30 a day
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
8 May 10
...Hi nursemorph, You do the sensible thing. I let e-mails sit and then they build up and then I keep letting more come through without deleting them. What a pain. Four e-mails, I hate you."o) I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I as busy doing something a bit different here at my lot. By the way welcome to the ranch, neat place to meet some nice people. Enjoy. As I was saying, I am doing something different here. If you like to write, check out the Sharon Bucks Task list under tasks. If, as I said you like to write you can earn as well. Good luck. Thanks for your response.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
2 May 10
i just save the mails which are useful to me and rest i delete also. earlier i was not in habit to delete my mails when i came to know that it is indirectly bad for environment also. so i now dont put useless mails in my mailbox and delete them.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
3 May 10
....Hi 1anurag1, You are smart and on top of things, I procrastinate to a fault and therefore am always leaving my e-mail deletions for another day. That is bad because they keep building up. You must enlighten me though, how are many e-mails not being deleted indirectly bad for the environment? Now you are going to make me feel guilty, please let me know the answer. Thank you, take good care.
• Philippines
2 May 10
I do keep some emails.these emails are significant and important for me.they are emails from friends and family.I don't keep junk email and spam.my inbox is for people who matters to me.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
2 May 10
...Hi my_name_is_coco, It makes sense to keep those e-mails which are important to you. I have to get into the habit of deleting all the junk that comes through from all sources. As you say junk e-mail and spam. I have to start deleting on day one, instead of waiting, because then they never get deleted. Thanks so much for your response, take good care.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
2 May 10
I usually delete most of my emails after going through them everyday so they don`t accumulate. However there are many emails which i keep because they contain info which may be useful to me or which i may need in the future. However i instantly delete all spam and unwanted emails from my inbox and spam folders as they have the habit of growing to enormous proportions.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
2 May 10
...Hi there veejay, Hope you are doing well. You are very good, to keep up with your e-mails as you do. You are so correct, I have missed important e-mails because there were so many other non essential e-mails. So good for you. I have to be a little more brutal and delete many more e-mails of no value. Take care, thanks for your reply. Be in touch.