I have carefully saved nearly every email I’ve gotten since 1996.
This is dumb, as I am coming to find out, because going through old emails lets me realize – I mean, really lets it sink in – that I’ve been an utter tool from time to time and that I’ve made an awful lot of really stupid buying decisions.
Case in point: I just found the 1997 emails where I pestered NCS to special order a Saturn MPEG1 / VideoCD decoder card, was estactic when they actually got it in stock, and then willingly dropped $149 + shipping so I could play VideoCDs.
Anyway, I’m in the process of deleting an awful lot of old email, saving those that are actually worth saving, and moving over from Thunderbird to mail.app. Slow slow process.