400 days and you are history

As Calum mentioned we are about to have all our email ever 400 days deleted unless we archive it. After my initial Oh my God this is mad, the idea is growing on me. Rather than deleting any email at all (which I never really do as it just goes in a huge Trash folder that I never empty) I can now just let it run into the 400 day limit. If it is really important slot it straight into the archive, but only if it is really important, like an email from Jonathan saying: “Great Blog”, well I can dream.

However like Calum I have a bit of a problem with the backlog of old email. 17 years worth my attempt to count them is still running. I'm tempted just to take them all and throw them on a tape. Then when the tape is 400 days old and I've not looked at it, bin it.

For stuff I write, since it is bound to be of Earth shattering importance, ore more likely technical, so it's relevance could exceed 400 days I think I will just put it on my blog.

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