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In 2015, explaining that his email inbox was showing 4.3 million unread messages.

Now, as it happened, he didn’t really have 100 years’ worth of emails to catch up on. This was a software glitch.

But if he had 4,300 to delete — rather than 4.3 million — no one would have been surprised. Email inbox bloat is a fact of life for virtually all connected people.

It’s why the Q&A website Quora regularly hosts about how to bulk-delete thousands of messages at a time.

Sinch’s own survey reveals the true extent of the problem. We found nearly one in ten consumers has over 1,000 unread emails.

Ubiquitous email

How did it come to this? There’s no mystery. Email has been around

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