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E-mail clearout

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sherlock77, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Sherlock77

    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I've had my same e-mail for 15 years now! And don't plan to change it

    Along the way I had accumulated over 25000 messages! :eek:

    I just spent several days going through all of it, deleted a lot of messages and got down to a mere 2000 now

    I did keep some of the messages from 2005 still, so far... Some messages are fond memories, reminders of the past, some bad memories too... And a few surprises, some messages I had forgotten... Definitely an archive of my life...

    I kept looking at the number 25,000, and in a certain way I felt like it was weighing me down, it feels good now ... Talking with one friend today, he said any messages more than one month old get deleted
     
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  2. Au Naturel

    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    I am merciless with my email. Never have more than a couple dozen in my inbox and most of those are forum or blog notifications. Empty them out every day. I have a few special folders I'll archive stuff into but those get cleaned out fairly often too.

    When I worked tech support for Verizon we got phone calls from people who had so many emails it locked their mailboxes up.
     
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  3. Sherlock77

    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I always made sure my capacity was fine over the years, even with that many messages ;)
     
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    SusanLR Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I have e-mails from 8 years ago and way too many.
    This is something I need to do too. Start cleaning out.
    And because I won't give up and give in to getting MSN windows 10
    I can't get MSN premium anymore after it expires Jan. 11 so I'm trying
    to get used to Outlook and I hate it.
    But, if I can learn to use it, I will. Just don't have the money to get
    a new computer and I've heard a lot of people say they don't like
    Windows 10.

    And I don't like change. I get stressed and anxious when I have to
    do these changes they force on us in Window-Land!
     
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  5. Owliet

    Owliet Active Member

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    I never delete my emails. I just archive them. I don’t look back at them either. I just don’t delete them.
     
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  6. Sherlock77

    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Many of the older messages pertain to my photography, why I don't want to delete them, in other words informational that I don't want to lose if possible... I do know that eventually that will happen anyway