I am weird, ok? Usually I do not like to gather stuff. I get irritated and get rid of things I do not use. However when it comes to things digital, I am the opposite. Especially with data. Not many people I know of still have ALL the email they have EVER sent / received. I do. Except for my university email account (which was under Novell Netware), I still have all email ever sent and received. Well, ok - exclude free email accounts which I used from time to time to accomplish some devious goal or another. So I recently purchased MailSteward Pro and imported everything I have on me - all my emails since 1997-06-10:
From 1997-06-10 thru 2011-04-03 Total Number of emails in date range: 193,685 Number of emails with attachments: 35,086 Number of emails with tags: 0 Number of mailboxes: 259 By Year: 1997: 128 1998: 1,229 1999: 1,423 2000: 1,259 2001: 5,117 2002: 5,202 2003: 6,867 2004: 13,550 2005: 19,573 2006: 26,200 2007: 25,455 2008: 22,982 2009: 17,770 2010: 37,089 2011: 9,841
Impressive? I am one of the few people to receive fewer emails as time goes on, except for some blunder in 2010. Seems like I was doing something right.