“I got a total of 1,307 emails after the month-long experiment. After going through, deleting, and archiving (which took me a total of three hours), I only had 37 messages that I saved to act on or reply to later.”
As soon as you read this headline I bet you started to think about how impossible it would be for you to abandon email for a month, but bear with me because that’s not actually the point.
Ivan Cash’s findings from an experiment where he quit using email for a month include that an overwhelming majority of emails aren’t important, people will applaud you for taking an occasional break, and email doesn’t have to be addictive.
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