Your 25,000 unread emails and Greta Thunberg

Your 25,000 unread emails and Greta Thunberg

How to for inbox zero

There are two types of people in this world, those with an empty and read inbox and those who build up thousands and thousands of subscription emails. These emails are bad for security, for the environment and for organisation in your life. Do you know what digital footprint is? Are all these emails costing you at work and in your personal life? In this article I’m going to give easy and quick actionable steps to make your life that bit more organised and easy!

Make Greta Proud

Do you care about the environment? Greta Thunberg certainly does.

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

It’s difficult to forget such a powerful speech delivered back in 2019. When you search ‘saving the environment’ on google the top recommendations include reduce,reuse, recycle, conserve water, use energy saving lightbulbs and plant a tree! We never consider digital footprint. With 90% of Irish businesses falling under micro businesses we at Cyber Pie are focused on awareness and training. Are you aware that that there are approximately 12 billion emails are sent every hour worldwide which uses 4000 tonnes of fossil fuels. According to McAfee all the spam emails in 2016 use enough power to fuel all the houses in Denmark for a year. Do you subscribe to unnecessary newsletters or companies mail you never read? The simple solution is unsubscribe! On these mass newsletters, articles and flash sales emails, legally there should be an unsubscribe option on their email. So keep Greta happy and unsubscribe!

Organisation is the key to success

Your manager some day may take a look at your emails and ask themselves what sort of organised person has 25,000 unread emails. On my first day as an intern that was me! Clearing my emails and creating labels has changed my life since. Time is money reading and deleting newsletters, articles and flash sale emails not only wastes your time but your employers time also. Having a well organised well labelled email account and removing all unnecessary subscriptions allows me to be more efficient and productive. How,you might ask did I delete all my emails? There is no one shoe that fits all for this, my advice is key word search and mass delete. You will be amazed that some companies over the course of a few years can send thousands of emails! So,if you can take one thing from today’s slice of pie it is, organising your mail is the first step to organising your life!

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