I was planning to write a post on effective-email-management, but while assimilating points on it, my thought process was pulled over by another interesting thing - which I am urged to share with you. This was related to how email forwards can affect the environment.
Also, please consider the fact that this is just a thought & that there are no proven statistics I could find which endorses it. So, after reading this if you want to continue spamming and forwarding stuff or you plan to do otherwise > either is perfectly fine; the technology (replication absorbers, redundancy filters, advanced referencing & indexing, db schema tweakers and virtualization) allows you to do that!! (:
Let me take an example to explain it..
Now, come to the fact that a device capable of storing 1TB of data is of dimensions/volume is equivalent to (11 x 10 x 1) cm3. So, to store 1.1 x 1026MBs -or- 1.1 x 1021 TBs of data, we will require 1019 devices. Also, it requires well air conditioned room for such devices; if I consider a room of dimensions (11 x 10 x 1) m3 > we will need 1012 rooms to store them.
Well well…now I’d request you to imagine the magnitude of land and electricity required to sustain air cooled 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 rooms having 1,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000, 000 1TB devices. Both land and electricity are inversely related to environmental-health, so you can very well make out what a project like this one can do to it.
This is what turns out of An-eMail being forwarded at an instance of a day. What if there are 1020 emails being forwarded to across 10100 email boxes? I am not considering the cables and servers required or their manufacturing plants etc etc.
That’s why I would recommend not forwarding the not-sooooo-worth-it emails. And please consider deleteing the ones you don’t require, from your inbox and trash as well!!