Thought I would report back on my efforts, so far, to trim my email
January 04, 2021
A few days ago I posted about my plan to cut down on things which land in my email Inbox. I have done this in the past, but not as single-mindedly as this year.
First, I have my computer[s] backed up of course and I also use a program [EmailArchiverPro] to regularly back up to PDF my emails. So I've spent the past few days basically deleting as many emails as possible from my email program since I do have a copy of them also saved in PDF and easily searchable. [I also get rid of some of these PDFs as time goes on and I realize I don't need them.]
Second, in Mail I create a Smart Folder called "unsubscribe" which collects inside it every email/newsletter which comes in with the "unsubscribe" link - as of right now I have 70 emails in that folder - am unsubbing where possible but it's slow going because I really do want to receive some of these newsletters. But am trying to be more dedicated to unsubscribing.
Slow going, but progressing and a good way to start the new year.