Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Delete E-mail?

I'm not sure I'm on the same page as Merlin at 43 folders. I rarely delete an e-mail. Hard drive space is inexpensive--especially when it comes to text data. Why delete? You never know when you're going to need to look something up from three, six, twelve months ago. It's easy to do a search (esp on a Mac!).

E-mail is not like snail mail with envelopes, papers, flyers, etc piling up on a desk, always demanding a sort. With e-mail, you can take care of stuff when you need to, flag it, mark as unread, forward it, etc. Why bother erasing?You lose a convenient record of what someone has sent you. What do you do?