Every year, around the first of the year, I make an archive folder in my emailer and move everything from the previous year to a folder named for that year… In other words I just made a folder named ‘2004’ and moved everything from last year into it.
It took a while this year, I set a record.
With very little spam, I still ended the year with 21,214 UNOPENED pieces of mail.
So, if you wonder why sometimes I don’t notice something in the comments, now you know.
…and that does not include the 25,000 or so that I read. I read (or at least skimmed) an average of a little more than 68 emails per day.