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    Freelance Web Designer KeithMcL's Avatar
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    Ok folks,

    This one's for all the people that keep all old emails. Let's ee who has the most amount of old emails in their email programs.

    I have 4096 emails in my AOL personal filing cabinet

    And I deleted approx 1000 mails from it not so long ago too

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    I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Fluffykins's Avatar
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    I have about 100 in hard copy and about 200 in electronic format. Usually I keep them for reference - confirmation of signing up for stuff, orders on Amazon etc.

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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    Currently:
    My Inbox has about ~600 emails in it.
    My Inbox Archive has ~4,000 emails in it.

    My SitePoint Box has about ~100 emails in it.
    My SitePoint Archive has ~600 emails in it.

    My Personal Box has about ~500 emails in it.
    My Personal Archive has ~3,000 emails in it.

    My Newsletter Box has 74 emails in it.
    My Newsletter Archive has ~700 emails in it.

    Each Mailing List, I am a member of gets its own folder, these are read and deleted.

    All folders are archived monthly. Each Archive is backed up and erased every 6 months. My Outlook PST file is about 390 Megabytes in size currently. Some emails I do not save but delete after reading unless they are really good. These include jokes, moderator announcements, thread replies, or PostMaster Direct Advertisements. During the work week, I average 200-300 emails a day (over 100 a day from these forums). One the Weekends I get about 100 emails a day.
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    SitePoint Guru prequel's Avatar
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    haha ...

    Outlook Express contains 74,500 emails in over 2,500 folders goes back to late 1997 - have an almost exact duplicate archive/backup on my other 2 pcs... belongs to 35 pop email account not including 3 web based accounts

    i read over 3,500 new emails/week and deleted just as many each week

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    Holy cow, prequel

    That is some amount of emails

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    Wow ! ..... and I thought I am a clutter-bug myself !

    I just added up my Outlook total - 4275 e-mails.

    Various web-based e-mail accounts may have as many as another 2000+ yet to be accounted for.

    Good Lord ! I need to 'simplify' my cluttered life ...

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    I can't possibly bring myself to totally organize all my emails, and I hate clutter, so I delete things if I don't think they're important - most of my emails are only important for a little while anyway, and then they're pointless.

    I do plan at some point to start to make use of Outlook and it's filtering options.

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    SitePoint Guru prequel's Avatar
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    i can not live without filters in Outlook Express ... sometimes i really would like to delete the old email, but they are alot of useful emails from past contacts on various sites i ran ... infact some of these contacts i emailed again after 12 months of silence, since i have 2 new sites in development which will help

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    I'm a college yuppie now! sbdi's Avatar
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    i have just under 1000 messages in my mail box, this doesnt have any mailing lists in it, thats a seperate e-mail account its just the 1 address going back to december i had a load more on my other computer
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    I have over 1,000 emails stored away..most are backups of client orders and conversations, the rest are personal messages or notes from our own SitePoint forums. I clear things out once every three months or so.

    And judging by some of the other replies, I'm not nearly as much of an email packrat as I thought I was!

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    Originally posted by prequel
    haha ...

    Outlook Express contains 74,500 emails in over 2,500 folders goes back to late 1997 - have an almost exact duplicate archive/backup on my other 2 pcs... belongs to 35 pop email account not including 3 web based accounts

    i read over 3,500 new emails/week and deleted just as many each week
    I am right there with you! I have to manually create a Deleted Items 1, 2, 3, and so on, because Outlook Express continually corrupts itself when I get to a certain number.

    It will take around 10,000-20,000 messages in one folder before it will auto corrupt!

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    I have about a dozen or so e-mail folders in Outlook Express I use to save e-mails. I need to setup filters to filter different e-mail to different folders, but I will do that on another day after I upgrade to just Outlook 2001.

    5589 messages in sent folder
    4581 in deleted folder
    500 or so more in my folders I save



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    Geez~!!
    I have around 4,000 messages and 12 daily-checked accounts
    - Son Nguyen
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    Not sure how many emails I have got but my Outlook PST is 243Mb at the moment. Last month I deleted some old stuff (About 150Mb of PST) and about a year ago I lost some stuff to (I lost about 500Mb of PST file about 40,000 emails I think).

    I guess I would have well over 100,000 emails in Outlook but at the moment I have just short of 20,000.
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