Lose 10 megabytes by Christmas!

For the first time since high school, I have an email inbox whose message count can be measured in single digits. I finally figured out the secret to clearing out the 3000 messages that have been lurking around my mail client since before the turn of the millennium: turn up the keyboard repeat rate and hold down D.

It’s possible I deleted something I might want later on, but it’s unlikely. Most of the messages are either spam, mailing list traffic, emails I read and dealt with years ago and didn’t get around to deleting or saving, and emails that I needed to respond to that I didn’t, and the sender either contacted me again, or gave up hearing from me long ago (this happens far more often than I am proud of). Either way, I’m just in awe of how quickly my email client launches right now.

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