Last week, my school district received an email from our tech department about a change over of our email servers. The gist of the email was that school site email accounts would be taken down one at a time, transferred to the new servers and then brought back up before moving on to the next school. It also said that depending on the amount of info on each server, and even each employee's account, the time for the change over could take an hour or two to a day or two. Shortly after that email, I received my own personal email from the tech department. It seemed as if the size of my email account was one of those that could cause the process to take days rather than hours. I have been aware that I am an email hoarder. I DO delete most of them, but then never empty out the deleted folder because I'm worried about needing to find them at a later time.
After deleting 10 years worth of deleted emails, there are still over 2,000 unread emails in the folder, which means in all there are even more. But at least the purge got rid of most of them. One of these days I'll have to go in and get rid of the ones that will definitely not be needed, but finding that time is hard. Case in point, it took me twelve years to do it! But in those terms, it's like I'm starting from a clean slate...sort of.