As Amy Scott reported, we send billions of emails every day.
The thing is, email is terrible. At least that’s the conclusion among Marketplace’s digital audience: between unnecessary “reply all,” vague subject lines and passive-aggressive cc’ing, the inbox can be a place of pain.
It can also be crowded. We asked:
How many emails do you have in your inbox? Tell the truth. #numberslove
— Marketplace (@Marketplace) October 23, 2014
So far, we’ve seen a few inbox zero fanatics. We salute them:
@marketplace 0 unread emails everyday.
— Jules Botero (@jules_MIA) October 24, 2014
0 emails! 32 READ! 🙂 I dislike having unread email haha @Marketplace
— Diali (@DialiAvila) October 24, 2014
We’ve also seen… way more than zero:
@Marketplace 16,695 in main inbox folder, an additional 5,000,000+ in saved folders
— Blaine Bershad (@BlaineBershad) October 23, 2014
@Marketplace 192,397 emails.
— Mike Brown (@xenoxaos) October 23, 2014
@Marketplace 218,543 and that’s just one of 7 email accounts…
— Sara Phalen (@SaraPhalen) October 23, 2014
The question now: Can you beat them? We want to find the fullest inbox in America. Tweet us @Marketplace. Bonus points for a screenshot.
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