I started decluttering my e-mail. I thought over 1gb worth of e-mail took up too much space, and what the hell did I save in those folders anyway?
I found I also had a huge procmailrc that filtered through my messages and put them in many nested folders.
Before I started I made a small inventory of what I had:
- work-account, over 600MB in 4000 e-mails
- private account, over 400MB in 3000 e-mails
- third fun account, some 25MB worth of mail, nothing really important.
I use IMAP exclusively, and my accounts have about 1GB of space each, so I had the space to save it all. I also have the space to stack my living-room full of boxes, but I’d rather not.
So, I took the necessary steps to clean it up. Continue reading →