Clean up your inbox

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These guides are meant to help you reduce the size of your inbox by deleting unnecessary items.

Which email client are you using?

Because the details of this process vary depending on which software you use to access your email, please choose the guide that fits you the best. If your software isn't listed, let us know and we'll add it to our list to be completed.

Shouldn't I just archive my mail?

We usually advise against this, as you’re actually making your email easier to lose. If you’re archiving to the local computer, you’re effectively saving a file on your hard drive.

While this is OK, it means that you’ll

  • Probably be limited to opening the emails only in your specific email software
  • Be saving seemingly important documents directly onto your hard drive, which is susceptible to failure—which means losing your data forever.