Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Another stupid habit noticed

What's your policy on keeping e-mail?

Because, I mean...well, there's stuff that I think I should hold on to for a while. Certain important letters, business stuff, contact information, invoices for freelance work, anything where my girlfriend says something nice about me: that stuff I'll hold onto for a long-ass time, and no fear.

But man. MAN. I have e-mails from the earliest days of e-mail. I think the earliest e-mail in my folders is from 1994. I keep fucking everything (a very different phrase than "I keep fucking everything"). I guess it doesn't do as much harm as packratting stuff that actually takes up physical space, but honestly, I have business info from companies that no longer exist, announcements about concerts that took place in the previous century, letters from people I have not been friends with for a decade, and receipts for things I have since sold, lost or thrown away. I have eBay notices for stuff I bought for Christmas 2000. I have correspondence regarding stuff I wrote, edited or performed before George W. Bush was president. I am fairly sure I have at least two or three e-mails from people who are dead. This strikes me as slightly insane.

Whatchoo do? Do you delete everything? Keep everything? Do you always keep personal e-mails, or do you purge them all after a while? Am I just completely limp for even wondering about such a pointless issue?
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