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One of those face palm kind of moments...

Ever have one of those moments where you all you can do is drop your face into your palms and mumble, "Oh dear,". Yeah. I'm having one of those today.  I opened up my email and for some reason looked at the top where it shows how many emails are unread throughout the folders and was surprised to see "2134". What? 2134 unread emails? Where?

And that's where the face palm comes into play. Back in October when I was prepping to be offline for 6 months post eye surgery, I set up a series of filters for my email. You know, the cool app where if email comes in from x, it gets forward to folder y until you get a chance to go through it? I played around with it, became disgruntled when it didn't seem to be working out, shrugged, and then went on to the rest of my preparations like setting up a vacation response that would last until March of this year.

Well, golly. Apparently the darn things *did* work.

Whoopsie!

This leads me to the next question of ... now what? Do I just delete it all sight unseen? If its been this long and I lived without it ...  Take a quick glance to see if anything or anyone important was shuffled off my accident? Ignore it all and see how many unread emails I can actually accumulate?

I'm leaning toward the first response. Like any kind of organizing perhaps it's best to move forward as I mean to go on rather than wading about in the past. 

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becky_black
Jun. 27th, 2014 06:20 am (UTC)
If you can do the first you're a stronger person than me.

Might be easier since it's already filtered into folders. There are bound to be some you can just delete unread en masse. Get rid of all of those first and then think about the other folders and see what you want to do with them. Is there a view on your email where you can see a snippet of what's in the message? That might let you process them faster and see which ones can be deleted unread.

Edited at 2014-06-27 06:20 am (UTC)
chrissymunder
Jun. 27th, 2014 02:31 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'm still dithering, erh deciding. The preview pane idea is a good one, thanks for that. I can't imagine what this would be like w/out having things already sorted into folders. I had unsubscribed to a lot of incoming stuff, but not as much as I thought, apparently. :)
brigantine
Jun. 28th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
OMG.

*brain is broken*
chrissymunder
Jun. 28th, 2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE! {{{smishes madly}}} How are you?

Just think on it ... 6 months worth of backlogged email ... *cackles*
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