A version of this article was originally published on the SmashFly blog.
I am the person whose mobile Gmail app always has a number bubble on it. This weekend, it stood at 12,576.
I finally decided it was time to go through them (enough is enough, even I have standards people!). And going through them mainly meant deleting—without regard—nearly everything unread older than one month. I figured if I needed to read it, I had probably read it.
I hadn’t felt that light in a while.
The moral of the story: People get A LOT of email. The average office worker gets around 121 business emails per day—and