The penalty box is usually where things can get cluttered and chaotic, and your email inbox can often be the same! Be like a prime van Dijk and sweep up in your own box, clearing out those messy, ricochet-like emails, and unsubscribe from the no longer wanted newsletters!
What difference does it make?
Sending and storing emails need huge servers that consume a lot of energy.
What do you need?
- Just a bit of time... but hurry: the referee’s looking at his watch!
Step by step
Look carefully and make a note of those important emails you want to save. They could be the difference between finding that last minute winner or not! Then, delete the rest! And with that, there’s the finish! 1-0 to you – take that, spam email.
Next, make sure your ‘deleted items’ tab is emptied as well! If you’ve done that, you’ve got another. There’s two, can you get the hat-trick?
A lot of the emails you’ve got rid of are newsletters, right? Take a deep breath, Cristiano Ronaldo free kick style if you must, and unsubscribe from all those you’d rather not hear from anymore. And with that … three of the best, you’ve made them pay, and that completes a wonderful hat-trick!
Yes. In most of the cases, deleting an email is not enough to make it disappaear for good: it still sits in your bin. Make sure you get that one empty or you'll keep wasting energy on junk and spam emails.