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

By Jos
Mar 8, 2013
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,523

    It is said, "Mussolini made the railroads run on time".

    Dude, I think you're channeling him.:eek:
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,911   +1,703

    So why not just delete them? It's unlikely you'll ever read most of them.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,911   +1,703

    It's true. He probably studied Adolf Eichmann's methods.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,911   +1,703

    Absolutely zero in all thee of my in boxes. If I'm not au fait the sender I simply delete without opening.
  5. Zeutrinox

    Zeutrinox TS Rookie Posts: 32

  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I've got 14 unread emails in my main account account now, but if you included all of my accounts its probably about 50 or so. I heavily filter filter spam and regular emails so as not to fill the inbox with repetitive emails and I also use quite a few different email accounts as I prefer to keep everything separated. I also get all of my email either direct from my servers webmail or through Gmail and have every account on my tablet and phone. So wherever I am I can get access to them as they arrive.

    I find I have to be quite strict with keeping on top of emails otherwise my inbox just explodes within a couple of days (I receive around 150 genuine emails a day). Usually unread messages are read but haven't been actioned. I found using a folder to place inside emails that needed a response just resulted in hundreds building up. So now I pretty much read every email as its received and either delete, archive, follow it up immediately or mark it as unread so I know it needs actioning one way or another later.
  7. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Booster Posts: 103   +24

    0, I get notifications and my inbox has less than 10 read e-mails in it. I like it to be very tidy. I have however seen people with well over 10k unread. When I ask they say their not important...yeah I know their not but how can you find something that is in a mess like that? I also use Gmail.
  8. WaveZero

    WaveZero TS Enthusiast Posts: 41

    0 and always has been... I set up filters for each email, all unknown emails either goto the spam folder or unknown folder.
  9. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    I have three email accounts. Hotmail, Gmail, and my favorite Outlook. I keep them all clean I hate cluster. I create folders for messages I want to keep, and delete the others.
  10. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    1,155 not spam
  11. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    0 on my main account, 3 on my spam catcher account (Just cleaned it today, I had 733 unread messages)
  12. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 826   +192

    As many others have said - I have zero. I hate messy email inboxes! I have 5 email accounts I use daily and each of them sync straight to my phone. I go through them everyday and delete / save them accordingly.
  13. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,204   +48

    Average about 15 unread at any given time. One thing to note is that I lose emails at all clients. Gmail (and this is the best one) has to be "primed" daily; have to send it 1 every morning or I don't get any gmails for the day. Probably has to go thru too many hooks of surveillance.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,523

    You do know that as personality types, "obsessive compulsives", and "chronic procrastinators", are pretty much polar opposites, don't you?

    OK Clifford 'fess up, which one are you?;)
  15. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,521   +223

    About 90 on hotmail, zero on gmail, but mostly only Google mail me on my gmail.
  16. QuaZulu

    QuaZulu TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +9

    None. I use MailWasher as a filter, gives me the options to delete without downloading or bounce emails back to spammers (and others I don't like).
    Now read, unsorted emails in my inbox...until yesterday that was 850+, now down to 33 that need my attention.
  17. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Maniac Posts: 579   +183

    Zero in Outlook. when my first e-mail address started getting too much junk mail I created and moved everyone I wanted to, to the new one then deleted the old account. I keep it clean to keep the pst file small and Outlook responsive.
  18. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +12

    Like several other people I have 0 unread in my inbox. Mostly due to the fact that all 3 accounts are setup on my phone so it makes it easy to scan thru them during the day. Of the three accounts one for family/friends, one for registering products or receiving online purchase information and one for the forced website registration.
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,040   +2,542

    Honestly, I don't know!! One thing is for certain though, I am hard headed. Once I get an idea in my head, a mere hammer may never change my mind.
  20. budnik

    budnik TS Rookie

    In gmail 12,095 unread
  21. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Guru Posts: 324   +89

    I have 0 in my main inbox (Hotmail) and likely a few hundred (lazy to check) in Gmail. It's forwarding all general emails I get, which I then check read as I use it for video notifications or such. After I build up like 200 or so emails, I just go and sort them into folders or delete. It's mostly from who I follow, and don't like to forget what new videos might be out. Yes I could endlessly refresh a channel / check whenever but it seems silly with 10+ channels at least.

    If an email actually doesn't get through, I check my Gmail but other than that I ignore it. Since it's either filtered by Gmail or Hotmail, which can be a pain if it's possibly important. Hotmail is set to exclusive so, I don't see those useless spam emails. Saves a lot of email skimming honestly, with a double filtering to weed out junk.

    I don't like reading email in external apps, it's more time to keep opening another app in the end. Since I try to keep a low active app count overall, due to I have to use a rather meh system.
  22. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,941   +1,627

    As of now: 147.
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,523

    I just checked my Gmail account. It says "you are using 0% (.1GB) of your 10.1GB.

    So, with that in mind does it really matter if I don't read somebody's email, or leave it in my inbox? I already know what they say.

    They all say I should spend money at the store who sent the Email, and that I will save money when I do....:confused:
  24. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,092   +93

    I've got zero unread emails, but 18,899 emails that I've archived.
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,865   +1,523

    And you couldn't just simply round that up to 19,000.? Oh, OK then maybe, 18,900?

    I'll bet there's another one there already, just while we've been talking about it....;)

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