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

By Jos ยท 60 replies
Mar 8, 2013
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  1. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Well, now it's 18,900 since you responded to me. lol
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

  3. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    I've had over 600 before in a Yahoo! mail account, but now I usually let the number get to about 100 before I start culling the messages. Most of them are subscriptions to newsletters, replies to posts, etc.
  4. drjekel_mrhyde

    drjekel_mrhyde TS Rookie Posts: 101   +7

    About 20,000 over 4 email addresses
  5. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Zero. It always baffles me when I see people with over 1,000+ unread emails. How do you see the few important emails when you get dozens of spam ones every day? I just unsubscribe from anything I don't want to get.
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    UPDATE: 129.

    I'm really powering through these things, as you might have guessed.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Same here, a couple hundred unread email is all I will deal with at once. Anything more and I have a tendency to use Ctrl+A then Delete to remove the lot.
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Mostly, zero. Work one is clean, spam ones are untouched (who cares). My main accounts (Gmail) have a couple unread. The reason for this, is that the unread status flags it as something I haven't got around to doing. Mobile notifications can get annoying, but they get forgotten after a while and dont constantly notify, luckily.
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    For my personal mail box, I get about 20 +/- emails daily, and usually check emails 8-10 hours unless there is something important which need my attention.
  10. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,380   +168

    I currently have 20,725 unread e-mails in gmail.

    I don't see a problem with this. I just keep everything in gmail's inbox, and there are enough e-mails where I don't need to read anything more than the subject. Commercial mails, mails from tech sites about reviews, acknowledgement of payments, Kickstarter pledges, ... Many of them aren't worth keeping, but there's also not much to gain from deleting them, so I don't bother.
  11. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    My personal email usually range between 50 to 200 unread. I get a lot of crap in there, and even with gmails decent spam filtering and all the filters I have added, I still see a lot of crap I don't care about in my Inbox.

    My work email is kept pretty clean. We got a lot of orders via email, so I try to keep it as close to 0 unread as possible. I use Thunderbird and its wonderful tagging system to keep track of everything at work.

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