You've Got Mail..  

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
2665 posts
5/25/2006 3:05 pm

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5/29/2006 3:29 pm

You've Got Mail..

Boy..do I ever have mail!!

I'm rather ashamed to admit..that logging onto my main email address today..the message read.."You have 2188 unread messages". And this is the one I check daily! The secondary email site..they've suspended my privileges for receiving and sending email because I've reached my limit..there's over 35,000 emails built up over a month's time. I kid you not!

Truth is..I'm a bit intimidated with the thought of having to wade through all that email. Yes..I do have it organized into categories and sub categories. I've got my personal emails..from friends and family. Then there's all the news sources I've subscribed to. One of those news sources has 389 messages alone..that I still haven't looked at. The next highest category is the history club that I belong to.

The junk mail isn't included in that overall number..I learned early to sort that out. I'm just going to have to face the facts. I cannot subscribe to all this stuff..because I just don't have the time to read it all. So now..I've got to do some house cleaning..set priorities and get rid of the rest.

Hopefully..you can appreciate how hard it will be to set those priorities and get rid of other things. When you consider..I'm a person who likes to stay informed..about many different kinds of things..and I'm afraid some tid bit of information is going to sneak past me.

But then..I'm not reading them anyway. Guess I'm guilty of that mental masturbation..I accuse others of sometimes. Best I get busy and clear out the closet.

Please tell me..I'm not the only one..so lax about letting their email build up like this. I'd hate to think I'm the only pack rat out here.


Kiss


RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
5/25/2006 4:12 pm

I know the feeling. I subscribe to roughly 15 different magazines, and they're finally starting to pile up. Called a "thirst for knowledge" isn't it? But the e-mails? Nah, I'm an obsessive. Or haven't you noticed? Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


puntachueca 105M

5/25/2006 5:21 pm

Know the feeling. I used to get over 1000 emails a day. Mostly because of my web site. So I ruthlessly attacked the problem.
Any time I deal with some new outfit I use a unique email address so if they sell off the address...I know where it came from. Most places ask if they can use your address for promotional purposes. Always say NO. With good spam filters, I got the deluge down to 20-30 a day about half of which are spammers who I haven't been able to nab yet. Also, being a guy on AdultFriendFinder, one does not get many emails via this site...I think I've gotten less than 10 this month. I quit sending out emails here because all I ever got were automatic replies, anyway (all 10).

A triuck for telemarketers. Instead of hanging up on them...talk to them...endlessly until they hang up on you. Amazing how much this cuts that down. I always start "are you in India?" if they say yes, I switch to my Pakistani accent and start grilling them about how their life in India is...


redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
5/26/2006 8:53 am

Egads Kiss, makes my struggle with 50 seem like child's play. A good reminder for me...why I don't like subscribing to lists. Good luck in your purge.


rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
5/26/2006 12:16 pm

Boy I'm really glad between 4 account I only get about 40 a day


bipolybabe 55F

5/26/2006 9:13 pm

Holy shit! How many of those are emails from people who want to fuck you?

I'm jealous because my spam filter must be working all too well. Even when I had a nude photo of myself posted on AdultFriendFinder I got something like 100-200 emails a day.

BPB

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rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
5/28/2006 8:45 pm

Fastfifties...
I've at least thinned out my magazines. I allow myself only one subscription a year.

Punt...
An alternate email address is what I use for some of this stuff. I just really need to do a better job with it all.
Re: Telemarketers..they've probably spread the word about you..and warn each other about this nut case out there.

Dusty...
That's part of my reason for having the different accounts. I'm just not dumping it as often as I need to.

Red...
Thanks..I need it. As of this reply..Sunday..5/28..I've barely started. Amazing the things you can find to do to keep you busy..when you want to avoid doing something that needs doing.

Cru...
You're lucky or wise..or both. Like I said..I need to prioritize and get realistic about what I can manage.

Bipoly...
The majority of those emails seem to be from people wanting to sell me something..or join something.

Then there's the news services and history groups I belong to. Friends send me emails..I'm pretty good at going through those and responding.

And yes...there are some of the more prurient kind..most I don't respond to..and depending how they start out..may not get read at all..just dumped. But then..there are some..that I find pleasing to my ego. What woman doesn't want to be desired?

Kiss


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