Thursday, January 16, 2020

"Your Storage is Full"

The other day I got an automated email from Google. It said that I was almost out of the free storage on my account. They wanted $1.99/month for me to purchase extra storage. It seemed reasonable and then I looked into where all this storage was being used. It turns out that most of the info that was hogging the space was emails from "promotional" accounts that I have never even read. Every day I trash emails but unbeknownst to me, they weren't really going away - they were just being moved to a different location on my account. I've have now tried deleting them from my account following Google's directions and I'm not sure it worked. It looks like I've got a bit more space on my account - depending on where I look. It's all a big mystery to me - and maybe you too. 

What I have done is un-subscribed myself from lots of the junk mail I seem to get DAILY from the same companies. Geez - how do those people keep sending me stuff? How could I possibly be interested in opening every single email from companies selling things I will never need and political candidates asking for money and my vote? I suppose it is a law of numbers and that someone will open every 5th email they send. But seriously.

With my on-line business I feel like I am bothering people by sending a newsletter every week or so. Obviously I don't know what I am doing because I don't send enough emails. 

What do you think? How do you deal with all the promotional emails?

10 comments:

quilterknitter said...

I like reading yours but I unsubscribe to most of them!

massmom24girls said...

I look forward to your emails and Instagram posts. They are thoughtful personal and beautiful to look at. I too have been unsubscribing from the plethora of commercial emails that fill my box but didn’t realize they don’t go away. Arrrgh!

Anne said...

I have ONE New Years Resolution every January. I unsubscribe to as many emails as I can. It takes a few weeks for some of them to stop arriving, but by February the volume of unwanted mail drops down a lot! About mid-November I want to start the process again, but I wait until January and go wild.

Also, I love your emails, plus, I follow your RSS feed. I love the color you bring into my home!

Kristin Nicholas said...

Thx for reading mine!

Kristin Nicholas said...

I’ve already notya difference in my # of junk emails! Thx for following mine though!

Kristin Nicholas said...

That’s a good idea!

Kristin Nicholas said...

Noticed! Darn phone

mascanlon said...

Yes! It’s so annoying that you have to subscribe to email to get a discount and then they flood your inbox! I try and keep it clean but it’s a struggle and time consuming.

Anonymous said...

I’ve done a lot of unsubscribing. Not yours, though, obviously. :)

Sojourner Design said...

Thank you for writing about this issue. I received one of those messages also. It would be really helpful if you shared a little more about how you deleted those messages which you had thought were already gone. And I love your emails... they are certainly not in the same category as the retailer and political ones!

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