Why You Should Delete Emails Instead of Archiving Them


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We’ve all been trained to archive every email we get. After all, we have basically infinite storage, and we can just find all the emails we need with a quick search, right? Makes sense. But that’s a trap.

Gmail Promised Endless Storage but Hasn’t Kept up
Whether or not you use Gmail, it’s important to understand that the idea of never deleting emails was widely popularized by Gmail. Before that, people generally deleted their emails regularly. You had to delete them to free up space so that you could get more emails.



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Archived emails take space, so it's better to archive important emails, and delete unimportant ones