The Most Honest Out-of-Office Message - The Atlantic


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What if you deleted all your emails during vacation and never looked back?
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3 days ago by dusko
Nacho Doce / Reuters Some weeks ago, I emailed a professor to ask for an interview for a story. Seconds later, I got his out-of-office response. “I am out of…
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4 days ago by matthew.mccullough
Nacho Doce / Reuters Some weeks ago, I emailed a professor to ask for an interview for a story. Seconds later, I got his out-of-office response. “I am out of…
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5 days ago by peterjblack
Twenty years in and we are still figuring out how to deal with email. 😢
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5 days ago by thingles
The first email I ever received, nearly 20 years ago, felt like that, like a precious letter. It was from my dad, who set me up with my first email account, a Yahoo address, when I was 10. “Now we can send messages to each other whenever we want,” he had written. And everyone did. Over the years, as the flow of emails has transformed from a drizzle into a deluge, we created folders and filters and labels, granted access to algorithms to scour their contents, and archived message after message until the little red notification dot disappeared. Our email boxes became a boundless ocean of mostly useless things and a few useful ones, waiting for us to wade in every morning. But as we lowered ourselves into the water, trying to keep our heads above the surface, we could at least take some comfort in the knowledge that we were in it together.
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6 days ago by cjitlal
Email isn't vital.

I asked Peck whether he worries about missing a very important email from someone who, for whatever reason, doesn’t send it again once Peck has returned. “I can’t think of a life-changing, critical email I’ve ever received,” he said.
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6 days ago by peroty
The Most Honest Out-of-Office Message
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7 days ago by maartendeclercq
“... and your email has been deleted.”
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7 days ago by juliansummerhayes
See also brand new article on this practice! Wish I had done it two weeks ago when I was away.
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8 days ago by amandafrench
I took a break from writing about what you all love (space!) and wrote about what you all hate (EMAIL)
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8 days ago by rboone