I didn’t delete all of those. I don’t think that’s worth my time. But clearly I hadn’t been doing enough deleting and the result was an out of control Inbox that suddenly decided to stop accepting messages.
Instead of fixing it, what I really wanted to do was start over. I wanted to reorganize my folders and rework the hierarchy and just not keep so much that I never end up needing anyway.
So I started from scratch with a new brand email software (that I’m still learning) but a much cleaner structure, and, most important, not thinking too long before I hit “delete.” Because “just in case” isn’t a good enough reason to clog up my inbox.
How many email messages are in your inbox?