Declaring Email Bankruptcy

How deep is your email inbox? Seriously, how deep.

I’ve been there from time to time, but I’ve been proactively working to keep my inbox as close to empty as possible.

If your inbox is over 2000 messages deep, you might need to do something radical.

Perhaps you should declare email bankruptcy. Here is how:

  • Step 1: Select all messages in your inbox. (Ctrl+A on a PC or Cmd+A on a Mac)
  • Step 2: Delete the selected messages.
  • Step 3: Send an apologetic email to your close contacts and ask them to resend anything important.

It is quite refreshing. Don’t worry, people will understand.