Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Today, under circumstances not related to work, there is no way to fill up any free email box, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL; however, this is before I met a student who showed me his full gmail inbox. Then I started to study my students’ email boxes and their email behaviors.  I come to realize that many seniors have a serious issue in managing their emails.

Photo by NEC Corporation of America with Creative Commons license.

There are two types of senior email users, the Keeper and the Worrier. If your keep all emails you love, you are the Keeper. If you constantly delete emails after you read, you are the Worrier, who worries about reaching the limit of your free email account.

Both types of users have their own problems to deal with, but the truth is, there are some basic guidelines to follow. And they will help you how to keep emails, and maintain your email accounts in good health without worries.
First, the bottom line is, normal emails, emails with only texts, don’t use  too much space. For such emails , you can afford to keep them all forever.

Second,  what does take up a lot of space in your email accounts are files, such as ppt files, pdf documents and photos. Sharing files and photos wisely, you will not only help yourself and friends to maintain email account healthy, but also keep sharing within your own circles.

Two actions, you may want to start toady.

1.Stop emailing people photos; instead, share photo links through online free photo storage, such as DropBox, Flickr, and Google+ Photo.

2.Stop emailing files, such as ppt, power point file, or pdf to others. Save ppt or pdf files to cloud storage and share the links with others.

Of course, those two actions will not stop your friends to send you more super size emails, but as we all know, change begins with you. The best thing about sharing photos by online free photo storage is no one can make fun of you and your ex anymore, because you can stop sharing photos you no longer like anytime, now or years later.

Read related article: What is the “Cloud” ? 

Read related article: A Better Way To Share Photos, And To Save More Than A Nickel. (Posting Soon)

Now, you can either read the related articles, or share this page. Then get up and enjoy your life.

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