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Earth Day!

Interesting fact: If the internet were a country, it would be the 7th largest user of energy in the world! 

With this in mind, here are some tips to incorporate into your everyday life.

  • Reduce the amount of data you are storing. This could also reduce your monthly storage fee.
  • Delete: your deleted folder (sent up an auto-delete rule—how to use it below), delete excess photos or videos. At work, it could reduce the amount of data in the data lake!
  • Change the default settings in social media apps and post lower-res images and videos.
  • Reduce your doomscrolling—mindlessly scrolling for only 1 minute emits enough carbon to drive a car 13 meters! Reducing stress will help with mental health too!
  • Use dark mode.
  • Unsubscribe from emails you don’t want anymore rather than delete
  • Send links to images rather than downloading and sending
  • Don’t blur the background on your video calls, as it uses more energy.

How to Automatically Delete Old Emails in Outlook

The desktop version of Microsoft Outlook has a useful feature that makes it possible to automatically delete emails that are older than a certain number of days, weeks, or months. The feature is called AutoArchive, and here’s how you can use it:

  1. Launch Outlook for Windows or Mac.
  2. Right-click your Inbox folder or any other folder of your choice. Select Properties and switch to the AutoArchive tab.
  3. Click Archive this folder using these settings options.
  4. Choose how old you want the emails to be before automatically deleting them.
  5. Select the Permanently delete old items option to delete emails without moving them to a different location first. Click OK to confirm.

Source: reallygood.work


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