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Inbox Zero by Dean Shareski

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Do you practice inbox zero? How are you going? How many emails are in your inbox right now. Be honest!

  • Bradley Wolak

    7308 emails in my inbox right now.


  • Luis Ma

    Very well i have 0 mails in my inbox ^^

    • Adrian Try


  • dtbaker

    My work account has 37 email going back to late November. I like to keep this one as close to 0 as possible, archiving every email I’ve actioned.

    My envato ticket support queue has 35 unresolved emails from the past 9 days.

    My personal gmail account hasn’t seen the archive button in a long time, its inbox is full of crap.

  • Nate

    I have about 3 emails in my regular inbox, but I use Gmail and sort things into labels. I also have multiple inboxes enabled. :)

  • Ryan

    55 – all actionable.

  • Jarel

    32 “important and unread” email threads in my work Gmail, but that’s down from 167 over the last four days so I’m happy with 32 at the moment. :-)

  • Alex

    2401 so far. :)

  • Piotr

    Unread: 0.
    All: 989.

    but thats my main mail and I have 3 more :)

  • Jared Erondu

    Three email accounts:

    1) 30
    2) 5
    3) 55

  • Ryan Terry

    Unread: 0
    Inbox: 12

  • CodingJack

    I don’t want to look 😛

  • Michael Schinis

    Constantly zero, I love keeping my inbox clean, so I reply to all of my customers from CodeCanyon, and read/unsubscribe from anything else.

  • Connor Turnbull

    In the days of me using Gmail, I used to constantly archive. Right now, in my iCloud inbox, i’ve got 133 and in need of a cleanup (although quite a significant slice are Amazon order/dispatch notifications for Christmas deliveries!).

  • Pieter

    12.300 exact, off which 6.523 unread! Space enough @Gmail..

  • rob

    While it fluctuates depending on how slammed I am, when I’m on top of my game I keep it to 30…

    Actually wrote a cool post around it if your interested:

    As for right this second… I’m rocking 28!


    In GMAIL I have 151,746, of which 108,890 are unread. I have had my gmail since 2005. In the beginning, Google said NEVER THROW AWAY ANY MAIL, JUST SAVE AND SEARCH.

    So, I took them to heart. The spam filter works great in Gmail, so very very little of the above is spam. I have had to upgrade for paid storage, because Google cancelled its promise that you would never run out of space! LOL.

  • WPHead

    I have around 15 emails or so, but in my main gmail account I have 43615 emails in total, and 2695 unread emails.

    • WPHead

      15 email accounts*

  • Grant

    34 atm – Only important ones though :)

  • Meher


    I have an account associated with Gmail. In that I have 3500 Emails..

    I also have an account with Yahoo. In that I have approx. 7000
    Email. Out of which 6500 is unread….. :-)

  • Anil

    I have 4137 unread emails :)

  • Imran

    I have three email accounts attached to my one primary gmail address, I have 0 unread and 4510 in total and a lot more emails in labels.

  • Jermaine

    I have about 50, I usually clean it out on Sundays, my boss has 3500 unread email alone, and over10000+ which i has not deleted he’s a bit disorganised sometime

  • Ricky


  • Yusud

    I have 1362 emails…

  • barat

    5448 on gmail … everything Read since 2006 😉

  • Travis

    I like to keep things pretty clean. Usually around 10-15 emails on average.

  • Justin Hubbard

    Sometimes I have 200 emails, but that because I do practice email zero. It all gets emptied out before I’m done :)

  • Jilson Thomas

    In total from only one account: 21035
    Unread: 149 (will try to keep the same number 😛 )

    Gmail: 295450 in total
    Unread: 5061


    Lot many other accounts 😛

    • Alex Crow

      295450?? Omg, could you send screenshot pls, its crazy))

  • Reparar ordenadores

    In the days of me using Gmail, I used to constantly archive.

  • Reparar ordenadores

    My Gmail account have 7000 emails. xD

  • Ibby

    Unread: 35

  •!/KingLeigh Leigh

    Unread home: zero.
    Unread work: zero

    Read, but unfiled… many. I trust GMail’s search for that to not be an issue.