I get a lot of email, perhaps a few hundred messages per day. A badge of honor? Rather time consuming I’d say. The past few years I’ve just taken it to be the cost of doing business in the tech industry. A lot of stuff flows in, that’s how you stay on top of things, whether you can consume it all or not. Well, I thought I was getting a lot of spam, but upon analysis it seems to be mostly self inflicted. Whenever I browse across a page of interest I’ll offer up an email address to keep abreast of updates. Since I use my email client as a Todo list and as a news reader, it gets kinda backed up a bit. So the majority of email is actually marketing messages and newsletters and mailing lists. The problem is – I never unsubscribe. I’ve been deleting the same messages month in month out for years. Mindless busy work. Why oh why? But now I have decided to take action! I’ve decided to take whatever time it takes to stop these messages. So far it’s taken me couple of hours a day for a whole week, but I’ve stopped the bulk of it . There are some troublesome ones… websites that ask for long lost passwords… and emails without unsubscribe links… I’ve even _shock_horror_ had to engage in conversation with a real human. Bizzare. But now I have time to blog.