Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Beginnings

Today? I deleted 10878 emails from my Yahoo inbox. All at once. I had to close my eyes when I hit delete, though - it felt like bungee jumping, only without the extreme height. Or the bungee cords. Or the part where you fall a thousand feet or so...

10,878 messages - that's a lot of RAM. Or gigabytes. Or whatever. My computer feels way lighter now. Imagine - I have only 1 (1!) message in my inbox. A burden has been lifted off my shoulders. My new existence, free of email guilt and procrastination, has commenced.

Who would think a fresh start could be so simple?



"...It sounds a bit bizarre, but things the way they are, I feel as if another life's begun for me..."


[Photo credit: ActivityGifts]

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17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that must feel better. I start getting panicky if I have more than 10 emails in my inbox (I have a few more saved in folders, but not where I have to look at them.) I'm a compulsive email declutterer.

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  2. Goodnees! Did it take forever for your email to load every morning? I keep my inbox down to 30 or less.

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  3. I just deleted about 5,000, so I guess I have about half your joy! It's enough. But my Outlook Express is still not an express but a local...

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  4. I have 22,929 in my gmail box right now--it doesn't seem to slow anything down. Is there a reason to delete?

    Also, your picture belongs in my post.

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  5. i think I'm going to do that right now...

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  6. Last summer, I found out the hard way that my mailbox only holds 1000 messages. Unfortunately, on the day it was full, I missed two important work emails.
    First you clean out your fridge and now it's your mailbox, seriously, you're making me look bad.

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  7. Every now and then, I do a big email purge at work. Hundreds and hundreds gone, just like that. I always feel so much better afterward.

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  8. Speaking of the fridge, have you just given up on cleaning it out? Remnants from 8 months ago, perhaps, lingering in the back? Whatever happened to the salsa? Did it whither and die, or give birth to new???

    Where are the pics???

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  9. I used to have almost 4 years of email saved in PST's on a network drive. Then there was a network glitch and the folders all disappeared. When the engineers fonud them on the back up tapes, they were all empty. I haven't missed them, so I guess they were not important. :)

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  10. I am a big, BIG fan of purging. But not in the throwing up sense. There is nothing better than throwing crap away. Or hitting the delete button. Love it. Good for you.

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  11. Atta girl! I just did that to about 1,000 emails. I'm sure my rush wasn't as heady as yours, though.

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  12. Oh, I so need to purge my earthlink email, but I always start remembering the pundits that say we won't have any letters from friends in 100 years, and I chicken out. I'm never going to do anything with them. I just have to bite the bullet. Soon. Yeah, soon. You brave woman...

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  13. I feel left out of the big email purging going on around the web. I only have an AOL addy and it traps all my spam which I remove w one click. The most I've had in 3 days is 68, which doesn't seem outrageous.

    Maybe I'm just not popular.

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  14. Must do this...must. but 10,000? I guess I can wait another month...

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  15. Ooooh, that's brave. I must confess that I panicked a little bit about what you might have deleted.

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  16. Oh, boy. I hope you don't regret this...you know, suddenly realizing that you need some crucial information in one of those.

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  17. The last time I deleted a large group of e-mails, I crashed my computer. I'm afraid to do it ever again... hence the 7,434 messages in my inbox (2,528 of them unopened). Perhaps I need your professional help?

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