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Many, many years ago I gave up deleting any emails to do with work. This way I can prove I am right and that everyone else is a fool who refused to listen to me.
I have many, many folders within my Inbox for various systems, projects, people, and so on.
However, aside from automated emails such as system alerts and so on nothing gets filtered by content, anything sent to me by a person goes into my Inbox, and stays there until I have dealt with it or the issue it pertains to.
Trouble is so many bloody emails come in each day, and I do not move as soon as something is finished, and if I'm not careful I find myself with almost 1000 messages in my Inbox.
This morning I was around 500, spent some time moving everything that has been dealt with, and I am not at 396 and yet to move out everything from last week.
How do your run yours?
Let it grow, neat and tidy, delete everything that isn't marked as urgent?
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Good grief man! That's less than 5 a day! Do you never receive spam?
Now and then; about one message a month.
(And if you don't, how the Elephant did you manage that?)
Never used it to register software, but am using it here. Installed the MVPS-host file - I know it's not an email-filter, but limiting the pages that can be rendered in the browser did have an impact on the crap I receive. Also blocked FB on the entire network.
There's a gmail-account for those who want to spam me; I don't mind seeing "relevant ads" there. Private mail goes to the private account. No ads, no tracking.
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Let it grow - I have rules (like you I suspect) to move things to the appropriate folders, but I only delete the obvious cr@p - I have a "junk" box I review each week and either ignore or modify rules as needed, and a deleted box which I look at periodically and has an auto expiry of one month.
All other folders are allowed to grow, and are archived at six monthly intervals, and the archives go off to backup storage.
Currently, outlook says I have 14,621 items in it's memory...
Out of interest, how many CP notifications do you have in the top right corner? I have 6210 at present...
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
At home I store them all and I use your same blame game mentality. However, here at company X a new edict has just been issued limiting the size of the mailbox to 2 gigs. Two gigs you say? No big deal you say? Well when every sends every email as full HTML with cute little embedded images ... you get the picture. So now I no longer have the great power of memory. I offered the Email team a quarter to pay for my extra storage but that almost got me fired, literally, I did it and got punished : )
What specifically is disabled? I just asked our Exchange admin and he was not familiar with any policy that could be created on the Exchange Server that would prohibit you from moving messages to your local Personal Folder. Maybe there's a "hidden" feature that he is not familiar with.
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I almost never delete a non spam email message. I have 100s of thousands of emails in my gmail box and also 10s of thousands of emails in my work outlook box although all of this at work email is stored on the local machine since they give us less than 250MB of total mail space.
Why do I have 100s of thousands of emails on gmail surely I am not that popular... The main reason is I am signed up to over 20 email lists (os and programming) with the largest being the linux kernel mailing list. This subfolder currently has 150 thousand emails.
I receive regular e-mails from my employer about various events at their facilities, special offers, etc. Those are typically deleted right away, as they do not apply to me 97% of the time. But I also communicate with various individuals throughout the company since my job actually covers a vast amount of responsibility. I also communicate regularly with a few vendors.
But how is it setup? All of the non-specific e-mails (company offers, event notifications, etc.) go to my inbox. Everyone who I communicate with occasionally but not too often, they go to the inbox and stay. But everyone who I communicate with quite often, I have folders for all of them, as well as for specific projects. And I have many rules enabled in Outlook. They all filter e-mails to their corresponding folders.
The oldest message in my inbox is from December 2011. However, I was given a company e-mail not long before that, if I remember correctly. But I in all, I have a few thousand e-mails spanning all of my folders.
djj55: Nice but may have a permission problem Pete O'Hanlon: He has my permission to run it.
I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird and I don't need to ever delete mails because with the Expression Search Add-on[^] I can find any email within seconds, it searches through all my mail accounts (unified inbox) in lightning speed.
I don't delete emails, ever. Not even spam, there's a spam folder for that. I used to start with a fresh inbox every 1st of January, but stopped doing that about two years (edit, wow, time flies) five years ago and now my Inbox (unified from 6 email accounts) is at 3136 mails.
EDIT: Sorry, that's 3136 unread mails. Looks like the total number is 34,313
I love Thunderbird
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