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I’m A Hoarder… An Email Hoarder

I’ve been having serious email issues as of late. People email me and I never get the message.  This has been going on for MONTHS. Friends constantly suggest that I start a new email address…  but I have ZERO desire to do that. I can barely keep up with ONE inbox – forget about two!

For the last year or so, I’ve been playing this game with Gmail. I’d get to 90% full and then I’d go back in time and delete enough info to bring me beneath 80%. A few weeks later – same story.

Well, this morning, I woke up to 93% full and I just about HAD IT. What happens when you get to 100%? I don’t want to know. I went back and deleted everything before 11/09. I cleared out my trash… and am now a proud parent of a 50% full email address. WOOT! WOOT!

How do you handle your inbox memory? Do you use Gmail? Does Outlook offer something different? HELP!

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. My inbox is probably a lot like yours. My mom on the other hand deletes everything except the personal e-mails. Which is what I’m going to do right now.

  2. Omg, I save EVERYTHING. It’s insane. I use my ISP’s email server and have thousands and thousands saved but I don’t think I have a limit. I keep wanting to transfer over to my gmail account, but it’s such a pain to switch everything. Gmail should just let you buy extra storage space! lol

  3. Open an email account and don’t give it to anyone. Then forward emails you want to keep to that account as ‘storage’. Works for me.

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