The #1 Email Rule


At SaneBox we’ve thought long and hard about optimal email workflow and have come up with a long list of rules and tips.

One of these rules is so important, it should be both rule #1 and #2, just like in Fight Club. It will require a substantial shift in your thinking about email, but this rule will change your life: don’t make clearing your Inbox your top priority.  

When 2,147,483,648 is not enough

This morning, when we had processed only 2,147,483,648 emails, everything was fine.

Then the 2,147,483,649th email came in and there just wasn’t any more room (turns out this is the magic maximum value you can express with an “int”).  It was a rough morning for our team. And for those of you that rely on us to bring you email Sane-ity.

However 3 good things happened while we were down: