My first recommendation is going to sound very counter-intuitive.
In fact, many of you are going to think I’m completely nuts. Or, perhaps, even
more nuts than you already thought.
One of the reasons I was able to do the analysis in the article That’s a lot of mail!
is because I save all my mail.
All my mail.
I have every piece of mail my wife and I received last year. Every bit of
spam, every virus, every incoming message, no matter how important, how
annoying or how trivial.
That seems like the exact opposite of what we’re trying to accomplish as we
try to tame the beast that is email. We want less mail, not
So why do I do it? Because it’s incredibly liberating.