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post #44176 of 46092
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

My favourite peek-a-boo game happens between the sheets if you catch my Tokyo drift

Is it called "hide the wiener"?
post #44177 of 46092
For the first time in many years, all of my inboxes are showing zero unread emails, and I weeded through the worst mailbox and brought the archive down from over 20,000 to less than 500. A feeling of zen.
post #44178 of 46092
Good job, I've been unsuccessfully trying to do the same thing for six months now
post #44179 of 46092
1647 in my personal mail (and I think gmail excludes the promotions and social smart-folders from that...those are LOADED with unread mails).

849 in the work email.

I dunno...sometimes I have gone through periods where I keep my emails sorted...but when I get into a thick flow, it doesn't seem worth it. A lot of emails can be completely read (or at least read enough to know I don't care) in the subject line or preview...and if I am sitting at my computer, the little outlook pop up gives a good sentence or two...which is often enough to understand. Especially if the email is something like "Thanks, I will get started on this"

Doesn't seem worth my time to go back in and sort through these things...
post #44180 of 46092
Am I the only person who doesn't give a shit about having a full inbox?

As long as I don't have any unread emails, I'm good to go.
post #44181 of 46092
I try very hard to keep my inboxes fairly empty--I like to keep only things that require some action from me in them. Helps keep me focused.

You definitely have to stay on top of it, though.
post #44182 of 46092
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Am I the only person who doesn't give a shit about having a full inbox?

As long as I don't have any unread emails, I'm good to go.

This. I also ignore emails from the cto about reducing inbox size. How about you increase my inbox capacity, guy?
post #44183 of 46092
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I also ignore emails from the cto about reducing inbox size. How about you increase my inbox capacity, guy?

Now that I agree with. Storage space is *so* cheap--why am I being nagged about a couple of GB? Google can give it to me for free, you're telling me you can't afford the few bucks a year that it would cost you to maintain?

Email in general, but corporate email in particular, is very broken in many ways.
post #44184 of 46092
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Now that I agree with. Storage space is *so* cheap--why am I being nagged about a couple of GB? Google can give it to me for free, you're telling me you can't afford the few bucks a year that it would cost you to maintain?

Email in general, but corporate email in particular, is very broken in many ways.

They are selling advertising while you view your email, and it appears they are reading your email too. That being said storage is indeed cheap.
post #44185 of 46092
I'm a nazi about deleting everything. I just trust that if there is something out there that I deleted I can ask somebody to resend it to me.
post #44186 of 46092
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

They are selling advertising while you view your email, and it appears they are reading your email too. That being said storage is indeed cheap.

Absolutely--but that advertising is not likely earning them more than a dozen, a couple of dozen at most, dollars per year.

I get that SAN storage isn't as cheap as buying hard drives on Newegg, and I get that most people don't have the scale or efficiency of Google, but even so--this is a business, and one that presumably has better bigger fish to fry than chasing me over a dozen dollars a year worth of storage usage.
post #44187 of 46092
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Absolutely--but that advertising is not likely earning them more than a dozen, a couple of dozen at most, dollars per year.

I get that SAN storage isn't as cheap as buying hard drives on Newegg, and I get that most people don't have the scale or efficiency of Google, but even so--this is a business, and one that presumably has better bigger fish to fry than chasing me over a dozen dollars a year worth of storage usage.

I 100% agree with you. We went through it a few years ago where I work. They ultimately vastly increased our inbox size, but they do automatic email deletion quarterly. Also, they gave us a tool to send large files, so you're not emailing a 1GB attachment around to 20 people.
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After a few months of searching, I have finally landed a new job and start in a few weeks.  New city, new start - let's rock. :happy:

post #44189 of 46092
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Absolutely--but that advertising is not likely earning them more than a dozen, a couple of dozen at most, dollars per year.

I get that SAN storage isn't as cheap as buying hard drives on Newegg, and I get that most people don't have the scale or efficiency of Google, but even so--this is a business, and one that presumably has better bigger fish to fry than chasing me over a dozen dollars a year worth of storage usage.

You would think that--and I am glad that my parent company seems to agree (never cared about inbox size)--but lots of companies out there seem to clamp down on email size. Storage really is cheap, so I can't figure it out. It costs more than desktop HDDs, but it costs far less than what they might do for a huge database server. Backup requirements aren't a huge deal either. My company keeps email backups for some insane amount of time...but they still don't limit what I can have (and if you are only storing incrementals, it is not to hard to keep rolling long term backups).

Also bothers me when people have small attachment size limits. I get that something 100mb+ is a bit big to email around with today's connection speeds, but there is a lot of stuff in the 10+ range where email still makes sense. If it takes me longer to connect to an FTP than it takes to upload the document...that shit should be going via email.

Although we do have occasional whining emails about running out of storage space on a particular server...but those are expensive-assed SAS drives in fiberchannel enclosures connected to an IBM storage array...and we are talking about running out of space for large datasets, not tiny emails.
Edited by otc - 8/5/14 at 2:50pm
post #44190 of 46092
Having a lot of shit in your inbox and not caring about it is a sign that you're not marriageable material
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