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My gawd, finally cleaned my Inbox of over 9000 emails

Old Jun 13th 2014, 8:41 pm
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Started about a month ago and today I am finally down to ZERO emails in the inbox.

Now I just need to clean my Yahoo account of over 9000 emails
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Old Jun 13th 2014, 9:14 pm
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Thanks for sharing, i can email you that if you like
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Old Jun 14th 2014, 1:35 am
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lol and I thought I was bad !
So out of those 9000 how many were important ? do you reckon you could have just hit the "delete all" button ?
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Old Jun 14th 2014, 1:54 am
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lol and I thought I was bad !
So out of those 9000 how many were important ? do you reckon you could have just hit the "delete all" button ?
A few were, saved those. Couldn't delete all without checking .
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I recall somewhere you mentioning having thousands of emails in your Inbox. Mine was actually over 9000 but after 9000 it just stopped counting.

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10,511 items in inbox. 7357 unread.

Earliest email in there is from Feb last year.

Time to go on a mass delete.
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Old Jun 17th 2014, 5:03 am
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Default Re: My gawd, finally cleaned my Inbox of over 9000 emails

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10,511 items in inbox. 7357 unread.

Earliest email in there is from Feb last year.

Time to go on a mass delete.
That's mad, how come they are unread? Do you not even open them for a second to see what the email is about?
My email OCD would refuse to allow me to have unread highlighted in outlook.
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I ****ing hate email

the global stat is something like 1.2 emails back for every one you send.

my inbox is at 7,000 odd with 15 unread.

everytime it hits 10,000 i delete all regardless of content.

there is nothing in there that my life depends on and i view it very much as a barely tolerable necessity.

more and more productivity studies are showing that abandoning emails especially intra office email leads to an increase in productivity and a decrease in stress.

Its a hateful medium and anyone who uses reply all should be summarily executed in public. same goes for anyone unable to distinguish between CC and BCC.
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That's mad, how come they are unread? Do you not even open them for a second to see what the email is about?
My email OCD would refuse to allow me to have unread highlighted in outlook.
I average, I don't know, shit loads per day. Lots of CVs from adverts, lots of shite from Linkedin etc etc. I try to delete as I go but use the reading pane to read what I want / preview CVs rather than open / mark as unread.

I change the settings from auto-un-read the email when it's been clicked on because it annoys me. I've got barrel loads of folders too, but it's just a hassle. The greatest thing in Outlook is the search function.

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more and more productivity studies are showing that abandoning emails especially intra office email leads to an increase in productivity and a decrease in stress.

Its a hateful medium and anyone who uses reply all should be summarily executed in public. same goes for anyone unable to distinguish between CC and BCC.
Agreed.

I get really annoyed when guys in my team will email someone to ask a question rather than pick up the ****ing phone.

My old director was a complete ****, make no mistake, the bloke was/is a ****ing chopper of the highest order. BUT, the only redeeming feature is that he cannot use a computer, his PA does everything on it for him but it means he is never off the phone.

I employ bans on email for periods of hours when we need to get shit done and get on the phone. Anyone caught out has to buy me lunch
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I get really annoyed when guys in my team will email someone to ask a question rather than pick up the ****ing phone.
They want a record of their convo. so if things go belly-up then they can point to the other person?
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They want a record of their convo. so if things go belly-up then they can point to the other person?
the reason for 90% of all inter-office emails
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They want a record of their convo. so if things go belly-up then they can point to the other person?
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the reason for 90% of all inter-office emails
Oh I don't mean important shit. I mean when I ask for someone to check simple stuff like: What's his notice? How old are his kids? Would he consider Oman etc etc etc. Quick, 60second call or endless wait for a reply.

Important shit gets emailed. If I'm feeling particularly combative I'll write minutes and use them at the follow up.
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