Okay. I did it once.
Genealogy - Technology Links
Email is not a 4-letter word. But some days it could be. Personally, I'm bad about managing my email. Currently, I have 6962 unread emails in my inbox. And more in folders I've set up for some regular email.
I'm not good about clearing things out in a timely manner. [Obviously.]
And I use the any-word search feature a lot to find things in my mailbox. [Obviously.]
In my defense, I've been in the process of switching email accounts and only one is easily accessible with my iPhone, and I receive anywhere between 50-100 emails a day. But really? There is no good excuse for letting my mailbox get out of hand. [I mean, I guess...right?]
"Just cleared my inbox to zero," said me never. [Okay, I did once several years ago, but? For me, it really wasn't what it's all cracked up to be.]
However, I periodically clear out email in bulk. I'll search for things like Google Alerts, newsletters I've signed up for, Twitter emails, Facebook emails and other regular email notices I get then delete them in bulk. Also on my delete-email-in-bulk-days I try to update sites like Twitter and Facebook on the email notifications to lessen my email load. ['Cause I don't handle my Twitter new followers through my email.]
Then I also visit Google Alerts and take off alerts on keywords I don't need to stalk [Oops, I mean monitor.] anymore.
But lately I've read some good tools and tips out there for us omigosh-I-have-too-much-email-and-the-only-zero-I-see-in-my-email-count-is-never-ever-alone folks.
So today's gen-tech list is a rather helpful list [or at least I think so] of some of these awesome email tools and tips. [Unless, of course, that's you I hear singing, "Just cleared my inbox to zero." In which case,... *raspberry* :P ]
So. Maybe I'm not doing it wrong. Perhaps, I am concentrating on what is important by not obsessing about that oft-heard phrase, "Just cleared my inbox to zero!"
And wouldn't that be refreshing?
What say you? Do you obsess about a totally clean inbox/mailbox? Or? Do you obsess about it and would you rather go back to obsessing about your ancestors, tombstones, and the like? I mean, your email inbox/mailbox is clean, but are you done with your family tree? All the family secrets found? All the mysteries solved? Let's discuss this in comments below, shall we? =)
[And? I'm now done with this post, and my unopened email inbox count is at...6970. Oh look. A zero. *raspberry* :P ]