Unread messages in InboxMay 11, 2010
I was at a client site the other day for a meeting. The meeting coordinator — a reasonably high-level manager — had his Outlook displayed on the screen at one stage and I noticed that he had more than 1,800 UNREAD emails in his primary Inbox!
He used folders to organize his emails, but those bold ‘unread’ emails in his main Inbox were a worry — you’ve got to wonder how he can deal with the psychological trauma of seeing that number every day and knowing he had to respond to all those people, or take action as a result of each email.
I always have a few (usually fewer than 10) ‘unreads’ in my main Inbox — I’ve actually read them, but because I need to do something about them, I mark them as ‘unread’ so they stand out from the crowd. But more than 1,800? That’d do my head in…
How many unread emails do YOU have in your Inbox?