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Are You Worse At Email Than Everyone Else?

What happens when you make someone with 150,000 unread emails clean their inbox?

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At this point, most of us have had the same gmail account for 10 years (10 YEARS!!!!!). It's time we figure some things out.

We spoke with comedian Akilah Hughes, who has *deep breath.....* 150,000 unread emails :

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Listen here to find out what goes on inside the mind of an "email hoarder" (who is also an incredibly funny woman):

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Let's see if you're more or less normal than everyone else about email.

  1. Do you live the Inbox Zero lifestyle (mostly, at least?)

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    Yes, having unread emails drives me nuts.
    Hell no, I always have some unread mail.

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    Yes, having unread emails drives me nuts.
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    Hell no, I always have some unread mail.
  1. How many unread emails do you have RIGHT NOW?

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    Less than 20
    20 – 100
    100 – 1,000
    1,000 – 10,000
    Over 10,000

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    Less than 20
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    20 – 100
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    100 – 1,000
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    1,000 – 10,000
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    Over 10,000
  1. When emailing a group of people for a birthday party invitation, is it necessary to BCC?

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    Yes, definitely.
    Depends if the people mostly all know each other already anyway.
    No, let them all see who's invited. It's not like my friends are going to start spamming each other.

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    Yes, definitely.
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    Depends if the people mostly all know each other already anyway.
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    No, let them all see who's invited. It's not like my friends are going to start spamming each other.
  1. What causes you the most anxiety about email?

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    Getting an email from someone important with no subject line.
    The nagging feeling I have to reply to an email but not sure which one.
    An email that's for some reason difficult to answer and I owe someone a response.

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    Getting an email from someone important with no subject line.
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    The nagging feeling I have to reply to an email but not sure which one.
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    An email that's for some reason difficult to answer and I owe someone a response.
  1. How many email addresses do you use daily?

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    Just my personal. (1)
    Personal and school/work email. (2)
    Personal, work, and school emails. (3)
    More than 3 emails because I'm extravagant.

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How many email addresses do you use daily?
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    Just my personal. (1)
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    Personal and school/work email. (2)
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    Personal, work, and school emails. (3)
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    More than 3 emails because I'm extravagant.
  1. Do you have the "undo" feature in Gmail enabled in case you send an email by mistake?

    Yes, and it's saved my life.
    WAIT NO WHAT IS THAT????

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    WAIT NO WHAT IS THAT????
  1. How long is it acceptable to wait to reply to a friend's email?

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    Immediately.
    Within the day.

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    Immediately.
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    Within the day.
  1. Have you accidentally emailed the wrong person and it was super embarrassing?

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    Yes, who hasn't?
    No, I live a perfect life.

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    Yes, who hasn't?
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    No, I live a perfect life.
  1. Is this post freaking you out right now because you're thinking about who you need to email back?

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    Yes, and fuck you.
    No, I'm fine.

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    No, I'm fine.

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