Inbox Zero Day

How many emails did you have the last time you checked your email? For most people, there are hundreds, if not thousands of emails in their inbox at any given time. We know that we’ve had a problem with it over the past few years. The inbox keeps getting an ever-increasing number of emails every day and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to deal with them.

In fact, it can become an additional source of anxiety because it just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to deal with them. And that’s why Inbox Zero Day was invented. This holiday falls on the 6th of October and encourages everyone to learn how to get their inbox back under control.

The History Of Zero Inbox Day

Zero Inbox Day is a holiday that hasn’t been around all that long. It was first invented in October 2020 by the app developer Superhuman. This email client uses artificial intelligence to allow users to take control of their emails.

Although this holiday didn’t originally take off like a shot, it has become increasingly popular as people look for solutions to dealing with that mountain of emails sitting in their inboxes.

Fun Facts About Emails

When most people think of emails, they think of something that causes them a lot of stress and eats up a large chunk of their workday. That’s why we wanted to provide some facts about emails that are light, fun, and designed to entertain. So, let’s take a moment to look at the following fun email facts.

  • Ray Tomlinson is credited as the father of the email.
  • The first email was sent in 1971.
  • ARPANET used one of the first email systems in the world across its network.
  • The STS-43 Atlantis crew sent the first email from space in 1991.
  • The word “spam” comes from a 1970 Monty Python’s Flying circus skit.
  • Over half of all email traffic is spam.
  • The first commercial email client was Hotmail.
  • There are over 5.7 billion email accounts in the world.
  • It’s been estimated that employees spend a third of their work time processing their inboxes.

Observing Zero Inbox Day

On this day, everyone is encouraged to learn how to take control of their inboxes. There are several different ways to do that that you might want to check out when you get a chance. One such system is called the Inbox Zero System.

Using this system, people keep their email closed most of the day, follow strict principles when dealing with email (delete, delegate, defer, respond or do), and respond to emails that can be answered in under 2-minutes quickly.

We also encourage everyone to use the hashtag #ZeroInboxDay to spread the word about this holiday so that more people can learn about how to handle their emails.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 6 Friday
Next year (2024)
October 6 Sunday
Last year (2022)
October 6 Thursday
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