Just a couple of emails
Check out the image below. It’s a screen dump from my mail client, Pegasus Mail. This is the copy of the program I use at work. I use it at home as well, but this is my office copy only. Specifically, I want you to check out the number of emails in the sent folder. I today reached a target I was wanting to get to for the better part of a year now. Around 6 or 7 months ago, a co worker of mine sent out a message in the interoffice email saying he had 10,000 emails in his outbox. So I thought, I can do that, I certainly write enough of it.
So at that point, I decided to not purge my sent folder, which I used to do from time to time. I don’t remember exactly when or how many I had when I made this decision. But today I go and look, and the earliest email in my sent folder now is from Mar 23 2004. If you count the number of days since then till today, it’s 467. However, since this is my office email, and I’m not usually at the office on weekends, so the number of days is a bit less. It’s actually 327 days if you take out the weekends from that figure.
Dividing 10,000 emails by 327 days tells me that I’ve written an average of 30.58 emails from my desk per day. That’s just an average.
Also keep in mind this is just emails I’ve written from the office. My sent folder at home has about 3,500 emails in it as well.
P.S. The mail in the “deleted msgs” folder are all inbound msgs I received from this past Friday evening when I went home for the weekend. So yeah, I get a bunch of email. Unfortunately, according to my spam processor, 94.05% of my inbound email is spam.