It's fun getting email. If I did not sign up for blog updates and newsletters my email activity would be very slow. I use gmail for most of my email. I have my work and volunteer emails set up so they go into my personal inbox, and I handle everything from there. It's very convenient.
I set it up so my default email is my work email, and that helps me organize and find work related emails.
However, it means too often I either do not read emails including blog posts or newsletters, and when I do read them I do not delete them.
My gmail box has been almost full for a long time.
So now I'm going through and unsubscribing from lists and newsletters.
As I unsubscribe I code the last email with a blue star, and delete all the unstarred messages.
This way I will be able to see how many emails I receive after I unsubscribed, and I will be able to see emails coded with any star (showing interest on my part), and if I want to resubscribe I can see an example email to help me decide. I also could activate my blog roll on this blog to help me remember to visit sites...
It's slow going. When I started I had used 99% of the gmail storage. Now it's at 94%. I thought it would be lower, but that's what it says.
I've tried deleting emails by the date, or the from address - but this time I'm actually unsubscribing.
Some of the services people use for their lists have a spot where I am required to click on why I'm leaving. The choices seem silly. - I don't want to receive emails. - the emails are spam - I did not subscribe - not what I expected. At first I was filling out the Other option as I wanted folks to know I enjoyed their emails and posts, but needed to cut back on emails. Now I just click I don't want to receive these emails..