Email bankruptcy

Flooded by email that will never get read, some have declared “email bankruptcy” where they just delete all the messages in the inbox and start over, reports the Washington Post, E-Mail Reply to All: ‘Leave Me Alone’

Those declaring bankruptcy are swearing off e-mail entirely or, more commonly, deleting all old messages and starting fresh.

E-mail overload gives many workers the sense that their work is never done, said senior analyst David Ferris, whose firm, Ferris Research, said there were 6 trillion business e-mails sent in 2006. “A lot of people like the feeling that they have everything done at the end of the day,” he said. “They can’t have it anymore.”

For some, they’re returning to the telephone or instant messaging to communicate.

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