Deleting Email Without Reading

@chiwasaki (4661)
Philippines
December 18, 2012 5:03pm CST
Deleting Email Without Reading Whenever I open my Yahoo Mail account, there are a lot of notifications. Not only from My Lot but from other sites. I normally delete my everything without reading the content. But for my Gmail account, I usually read the contents as its my business and work email. Does it happen to you? Deleting a lot of emails without reading the content?
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@hereandthere (31110)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
i've noticed that with the new yahoo, the spam goes directly to the spam folder which is great. i created a hotmail account just for mylot to separate it from my yahoo email. that way, i don't have to check it all the time. however, i always read the digest and the notifications from mylot admin about deleted posts. i only turned on notifiers for friends who start very few discussions, but i like to follow. if you don't want emails from mylot clogging your inbox, why not update your preferences, then turn off all your friends notifiers?
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi hereandthere! Yes I have done that. I manually turn off the notifier from some of my My Lot friends. My Lot notifications do not really clogged my inbox as I use them to answer some discussions. But just like you, I also turn on the notifiers for those My Lot friends that I follow or those who are really active.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
I usually delete those spam mails right away. Notifs from Mylot, I never delete them. It is my way of commenting back to a response made the one who posted a discussion that I have responded to. It makes it easier for me to get back on each of them.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi jenny1015! Yes I use my email to read notifications from My Lot. But sometimes, I delete it straight away if there are a lot of notification. I already stopped my Facebook notification as I can see it directly from my Facebook account.
• St. Peters, Missouri
21 Dec 12
I use a program that sends my mail directly to folders I've made to keep my e-mail organized (works along the same line as e-mail filters but faster). 99% of my mail never makes it into my inbox. So I can tell at a glance what e-mail has been received and the general topic. I have one folder just for myLot notifications. Notifications go straight to the folder and wait for me until I have time to myLot. They don't get in the way of anything. I have another folder that is strictly for important business. As soon as I see that has something in it, I know to check it. The only mail that ever makes it to my inbox is mail that is from something I recently joined and haven't created a folder for yet or mail that doesn't fit any specific category. I generally open my spam folder and read over the subject and sender of every e-mail in the spam folder. Sometimes real mail makes its way there. Otherwise these I delete without reading.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi StLouisMetroTutoring! I do have that in my office email. It is like creating rules for your email messages. For example, email message from certain group of people will go the specific folder. I am unable to do that in my Gmail and Yahoo. Probably because I have not yet discovered on how to set it.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
Same with me, friend. I delete those spam message without reading it. But those email on inbox I need to read them because they paid email send to me.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Yup! Most of the email is a notification that we don't know where they from. Those are spam message which is invented email from someone else...
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
19 Dec 12
I have one site I do this with which is okay, because I am on that site anyways. I have thought about turning off my notifications on that site, because I comment on everything on my home page. From the home page, I normally read everything that is new, so it is very rarely I miss something from that site. It's one of my favorite sites too. I try to read the majority of my emails though, I don't want to miss anything important. I do at least look at what I am deleting.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi Arieles! As much as I want to read most of them, there are thousands of unread emails in my inbox right now. That is why I always delete without reading the content. I carefully read the title though as this may be a very important email. Specially if it came from an old friend where you are unable to recognise the email address.
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
23 Dec 12
I have done that as well. Have a great day Chiwasaki.
@ShyBear88 (17427)
• United States
19 Dec 12
I don't read all of my emails. If I don't recognize where it's from I don't open it because a lot of times some of those have virus in them which can be a pain to get ride of.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi ShyBear88! Yes, there are a lot of emails like that nowadays. Those that seems to very legit but is actually a phising emails. Or those that includes an attachment but those emails contains virus. We should be more careful when it comes to reading and opening emails.
@ShyBear88 (17427)
• United States
24 Dec 12
Yep.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 12
Chiwa, it is depending on situation and the time that i have got in hand. If i have got the free time, i would prefer to read through every email before deleting them. But, if i don't have the time then i will scan the title and delete them off completely. As for those that appeared in the junk email area, i would usually prefer to delete them off straight away. As for the scam email, i would delete it off without reading it since it is no use to read it.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi myfb2009! Yes it also depends on the title. Let us say that it is from Facebook, I delete it right away. Or probably a notification from sites that I know, I will delete it without reading it. Those fishy emails that looks unsecured, I will not be bothered to open it. This might contain a virus of some kind that might affect my computer.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 12
Ys, it pays the need to be really careful as not to simply open any email link. Because we are not sure as which email link contain a virus. Better be safe...
@kaichoukebz (1190)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
Yes, I do delete also some emails without reading it. There are many emails to me that were spam. It is really very annoying because there is a possibility not to read very important emails sent to me. I have one yahoo account and several Gmail accounts. My Gmail accounts were used also for business purposes and other important matters.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi kaichoukebz! I have several Yahoo accounts that I use for product registration. I also use my Yahoo my account for Facebook. My Gmail is for business only or work. I do not use it to for registration. Most of my important files are saved there.
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
I usually delete Facebook notifications and other stuffs that is not important. But I'm marking them first because I don't want to accidentally delete important emails. I'm also deleting spams without reading them.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi greenthumb018! Just like you, Facebook notifications are deleted straight away. I do not delete it one by one but marking it and deleting all at once. If I am not sure about a certain email, I will not delete it and read it first.
@mbud80 (115)
• Indonesia
19 Dec 12
sure. I just read email in my contact list
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi mbud801 Deleting email without reading happens to me most of the time. This is a normal scenario when I am using my Yahoo account. Most of the unread messages are from notifications from different sites. I wonder why I still receive it though I have not asked for these.
• United States
19 Dec 12
I have done a lot of deleting emails without reading, especially those that are considered to be spam mails creeping in my inbox. I have five email accounts: Hotmail, Iwon Email, Gmail and two Yahoo Mail account-- one regular Yahoo and AT&T Yahoo. I usually would make folders to emails that are very important to keep as archives and delete the ones that are unimportant. I would definitely spam or delete emails that I have no intention to neither read nor keep in folders.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi Peppersquirrel! Yes, I also create folders to segregate emails. I have one Gmail, Hotmail and I guess few Yahoo Mail. My Gmail account is the most important as there are a lot of office related stuffs there. Unlike Yahoo which contain registration to some sites only.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
19 Dec 12
Hello I also do the same always. I used to open my yahoo mail once in a day.. And all time I used to get so many useless mails. I delete them instantly without opening them. As I am using it daily, I can easily differentiate the mails which are important and which are not. So mails which are important to me I keep them and read, all other mails directly goes to the trash box.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi akp100! The last time I checked my Yahoo account I think was about few months ago. I am assuming there are already thousands of unread emails there. But I am looking forward to delete all of them. Hehe.
• Thailand
19 Dec 12
I do this on a regular basis as well because some mail not important. Next I had to cancel many unnecessary items. And read the mail as important only such as mail from my lot.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi middle072! My Delete All tick button is very exhausted because of these notifications. There are some that I really do not know why I am receiving it. I do not have the time to unsubscribe or to stop those notification. Sometimes, deleting everything seems to be the easiest way.
@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
19 Dec 12
I currently have 183,561 emails in my gmail. No, that is not a typo!! And you know how gmail puts like emails together, so some of those emails contain up to 60 emails inside of them. I have a really bad habit of it getting to be midnight and I find myself scrolling through everything from day in an attempt to not miss something important. I do get more emails in a day than what I could ever get through even if I did nothing else but work in email from the time I got up in the morning until I go to bed at night. Marsha
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
Hi marsha32! I only have few emails in my Gmail. I think the highest number of unread emails I received in Gmail is about 15 only as I always open it. As for Yahoo Mail, I am sure there are thousands of unread email already in it. The last time I checked is about 6000 email unread in Yahoo Mail but that was about few months ago.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
That is want I often do with my yahoo mails as well as my gmail. I really do not mind them most especially that I do have a professional email account that comes along with my website host. I only give this email to those that I have business transactions and friends. So most often the emails I got there needs to be read. Other than that, those emails on my yahoo and gmail are mostly offerings from affiliate marketing and stuff related to those.
• India
28 Dec 12
Hi.. I do this too but i would check the subject if its not important then I will not open and will delete it otherwise I open and read it because I should never mistake and important mail for a notification one and can not just delete it as such.
@jugsjugs (13045)
23 Dec 12
I am forever deleting emails that do not mean anything to me.I feel that I get enough junk in my post, without it being on my emails as well. I will say that I get loads of spam emails and they amount to about 10 a day and the rest are things that I am not interested in.
@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
23 Dec 12
When I start deleting emails without reading them, that is when I know I need to unsubscribe from receiving the emails. That way my email inbox won't be filled with unwanted emails. Once I've unsubscribed, then my inbox will not be so full of unwanted and unread emails.
• United States
22 Dec 12
I usually delete emails i don't need, but most of the time, I leave a lot of stuff in my inbox.