How to manage mail.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by davidjearly, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000

    davidjearly

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    #1
    I have 9,987 emails in my iCloud inbox, dating back to the early days of .Mac. These are all emails I want to keep but I believe Mail will perform better with less in it.

    How do I even begin to sort all of this?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    #2
    I signed up for Alto (from aol), which has this new concept called 'stacks'. Jury is still out if I'll use it long term, but I kind of like it so far.

    Not sure it will handle 10k emails, but I think that is their aim... add sanity to your inbox.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    davidjearly

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    #3
    Thanks for the reply. I signed up to Alto a while ago as well, but never went much further.

    I was just looking for suggestions as to what people do with such a big inbox.

    I've never used Folders or Archives and just wanted to get an idea of some solutions others use!

    Cheers.
     
  4. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    #4
    I use Mac Mail at work.

    When my mailbox starts filling up I copy all the emails from the previous quater into a new mailbox saved on my Mac. That way I can still search through them if I need to but it frees space in the mailbox online.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    #5
    I 'Archive' e-mails once I consider whatever they pertain to to be dealt with. I also have a folder called 'Receipts' which is where I put any e-mail which is an automated confirmation, like order confirmations, receipts and despatch notifications. My inbox therefore has very little in it -- and if it's empty then I'm happy because it means I have no outstanding ******** to deal with -- yet I don't spend much time organising things into various folders, sub-folders and so on. Once I've replied or dealt with the matter, I click 'Archive' and it's filed away for me.
     

Share This Page