Over the last few years, I’ve noticed that sometimes my emails disappear in cyberspace. I send someone an email and they claim they don’t receive it. I resend with the time stamp. On other occasions, people have promised to send some important information, and I never hear from them. Those moments have sometimes led to frustration and disappointment.
As a result, I check my spam folder every 1 to 2 days. I don’t want anything falling through the cracks. Occasionally, I’ll find an important email—but mostly the contents are junk.
Just recently, Leif was spending some time in the backend of our website adjusting some email settings when he discovered a junk file that he’d never noticed before associated with his email. He discovered more than 3,000 emails he’d never seen from the last three years. Many were junk, but some were notes from churches, friends, and family members. He remembered times when he’d grown frustrated because of nonresponsive emails—and now he found those emails.
“You have a file like this, too,” Leif said.
“How big is it?” I asked. Continue Reading...