How Many Unread Emails Are Hanging Out In Your Inbox?

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It seems that either you can't fathom how inbox zero could ever be possible, or you can't imagine how anyone could get by anything but. Which camp do you fall into? Have you got 4 or 5 weekend emails stacked up in there, waiting to be cleared out come Monday? Or do you have 4 or 5 thousand emails dating back as far as last decade, and no hope of every culling their numbers without going nuclear and starting from scratch, only to hoard again?


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To all the digital hoarders…..what's the point in storing tens of thousands of unread emails indefinitely? Does it make you feel popular….will you pass the treasure trove onto your progeny? I recall the deranged, senile Senator from Nevada (harry reid) said of snail mail “….seniors love to get junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world.” That must be it….keeping all the digital junk mail makes one feel relevant.