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Google CEO Eric Schmidt Keeps His Inbox Clean

It seems there are basically two kinds of gmailer's. The ones who keep every e-mail in their inbox with the goal to someday (and somehow) fill it, then the others that can not seem to delete it fast enough. Google CEO Eric Schmidt is one of those who doesn't prefer clutter in his inbox, or maybe he prefers to keep his phone running smoothly. According to Valleywag, Schmidty can't kill things quick enough.

"The CEO of Google and ultimate overlord of email-hoarding service Gmail deletes every email he receives, unless he's specifically asked to do otherwise."

It seems that Mr. Schmidt has no intention to use those gigabytes of storage on his Gmail account. Then again, when someone such as Eric Schmidt is using 30 different computers at work, we can see how important it would be not to let information get in the wrong hands. [valleywag]

  • Yeah I keep a tight ship as well...I hate cluttered inboxes
  • I use the archive button very well. I delete barely any email besides spam. Never know when I'll need to find that message for some reason or another.
    I can't even count the times that has helped my by being able to search for an email, sometime many years later.
  • Ever heard of a magic new feature called archive?
  • I am EXACTLY the same way. Weird. Can't stand it. I actually love that it says "Delete Forever" when you empty the trash. LOL
  • I'm with Schmidtty. My gmail is super clean and organized. You ever notice that in every single demo or how to video posted by tech sites that the phone they are filming ALWAYS has like 30+ emails/text messages/voicemails/missed calls? I laugh every time I watch one. Do people ever check their email? That's the point of receiving it on your phone right? To check it and deal with it right away? Listen, I have 6 email accounts (don't ask y) all routed to my phone and I can guarantee you will rarely ever see my phone with emails waiting to be read unless it's first thing in the morning. Rant over. :)
  • I think there's incredible potential value in maintaining an archive of all your emails, especially when there's virtually no cost to do so. Tag it and archive it, find it five years later when you have some reason to. On the other hand, there is also incredible potential liability by keeping all your emails, especially if you're a high profile CEO like Schmidt. Get in a lawsuit and someone subpoenas all your emails, right? I suspect that Schmidt is just keeping his electronic paper trail clean to limit personal and business liability from a revealing email.
  • I'm a filter whore, so I make extensive use of the archive button. Only spam and really crap email get deleted.