I keep talking to people who say they just get emails and leave them in their inbox. I cannot fathom how this works, I need a complex manual email filing system that forces me to look at every email I recieve and 'bin' it, making my inbox sort of like an elaborate to-do list. I get anxious when the inbox is up over 20 messages because it means I'm not functioning properly. (I think I'm becoming a serious ESTJ or something.) So I'm curious if I'm the weird one, as usual.
My inbox is full of every message I've ever recieved, barring things like spam or easily deletables.
I have some autofilters that put things like mailing lists in certain folders, other than that it sits in the inbox.
I only keep things in the inbox that I need to answer or take action on, everything else I file or delete.
Other, explained in comments.
I have fewer than 5 folders for mail.
I have 5-15 folders for mail.
I have 16-30 folders for mail.
I have 30+ folders! What can I say, I like fine distinctions.
None of the above make sense. Explanation in comments.
How far back could you track down a single email you've recieved or sent?
5 or more years