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WOF: How many unread emails are in your inbox right now?

By Jos
Mar 8, 2013
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  1. Unread emails. For some it's just an easy number to ignore but others will feel the need to sort through it all and decide what's archived, deleted, replied to, or just left there for later. The number of apps and...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,021   +913

    I check my email daily, and get alerts on my phone, so 0
     
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Zero in my Gmail, even if I'm not interested in the email I still mark it as read to keep it all clean.
    Work email has about 40k unread messages however, I get lots of "spam" emails :)
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,021   +913

    I remember when I put my email in for KB toys when I was young to email me when the Nintendo DS was released, and of course I get like 20 junk emails daily after that. My gmail is great, and blocking features help reduce my spam in my Outlook.
     
  5. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 412   +106

    0 because I actually use email.
     
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

    None. I keep up on my e-mails quite regularly. Now my boss on the other hand? He probably has 2k unread e-mails that have piled up over the last 4 years he's been here.
     
  7. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    Almost zero.
    I regularly check emails in the morning, at noon, in the evening, and before going to sleep.
    thunderbird for my yahoo email ads.
    windows live mail for my microsoft accounts.
    samsung galaxy y (wifi) for my sole gmail account .
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    0 I read them or delete them each time I check. Now if you look at the unread messages in my trash over the past 30 days, then that is probably in the 50-100 range.
     
  9. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,928   +569

    0, as I have to check my email about 10 times a day, plus I use multiple email alerts.
     
  10. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel TS Rookie Posts: 94

    3339 unread emails. It does not include spam.
     
  11. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 369   +40

     
  12. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 580   +98

    Ditto. :)
     
  13. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 543   +88

    Before I dumped my yahoo account I had about 5,000 unread e-mails. Add another 1,000 from Gmail and 500 from outlook and you get the idea that a) I am a lazy person or b) I am a lazy man.

    I choose b. :p
     
  14. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 956   +113

    3217. Most are junk that I'm too lazy to block or delete
     
  15. Zero
    You need to stay organized!
     
  16. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    I have 3 accounts: One main one, one half-main, and one for junk sites.

    I check my main accounts everyday, but leave my junk one for months at a time. There's about 80 odd emails in it right now that I haven't read, or are plain spam.
     
  17. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    Taking the time to actually click the unsubscribe links in spam is quite useful, and I tend to use email notifications with small polling intervals. So that's a zero for me.
     
  18. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    0. I hate unread email, its like dirty dishes in the sink. Can't stand any to be unwashed and not put away. Call it OCD I guess.
     
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,310   +238

    4 email addresses & zero unopened. I use an email notifier but check several times a day anyhow.:D
     
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,112   +1,523

    I get more RSS feeds than I do Email and keep both cleared a few times daily. To be honest I get more RSS feeds from TechSpot than I do any other sources combined.
     
  21. veLa

    veLa TS Booster Posts: 516   +86

    At least 9000
     
  22. 5,000 + in my yahoo

    1,000 + in my gmail

    0 in my work email
     
  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,112   +1,523

    Whats the point in having email, if you are going to let it stack up into the thousands of unread mail? You know you will never read it all, so you might as well delete them and start over.
     
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +922

    The inbox is telling me over three thousand. Most of those though, are probably duplicate notifications from Techspot.

    I'll usually delete every one but the most recent, but not always.

    I keep warning and banning notices too, just because I'm a sentimental old fool at heart. Certainly not because I think I'll learn anything from them...
     
  25. I have a gmail account, their spam filter is pretty good (I have a different mail account that I give when I know I am going to be spammed). When (rarely) I get spam, I immediately report it.

    I have 0 (zero) unread emails in my account and I like the fact that when the email client tells me "2 new email messages" that means that I actually do have 2 new messages to read.
     


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