How To Fix Gmail in Five Minutes

Noticed your Gmail getting sluggish lately? Jack Goetzinger of SeatGeek has come up with a smart fix: just empty it out. It turns out, Gmail works a lot faster when it’s not dragging around 10 gigs of archived mail. Goetzinger’s solution is a little unwieldy — setting up a fast-loading, archive-free account on top of the old sluggish one — but it works. Of course, one of the things that made Gmail so attractive was that you didn’t have to worry about the hassle of Outlook-style archiving, but if it’ll save us ten seconds of agonizing load time, we’re willing to give it a shot.

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