Email Should Have Expiration Dates
My email archives are loaded with useless emails for things like Black Friday sales from over 10 years ago. That's stupid.
Even though there's virtually unlimited space in our inboxes, there's no reason to archive most of our emails, especially promotional emails for limited time promotions and other time sensitive events. That's why I think there should be an Expiration Date option in emails.
An Email Expiration Date would simply be an optional date you would enter just before sending an email. If you leave it out, it would work as it does now, without an expiration date, but by simply adding an expiration date the email would have a definitive lifespan, allowing it to be deleted automatically when the expiration date passed.
This could have a tremendous effect on cutting down the wasted space and clutter when searching for emails. When I search for something in my Gmail account, more than 95% of the results are generally useless promotional emails that were archived years ago. With an Expiration Date, they would vanish without lifting a finger.
Joe Crescenzi, Founder
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