Over the years I have accumulated quite a number of Gmail accounts. The very first one, with a silly name because emails didn't seem a serious thing, the one under my real name, the one I am using for less important stuff like forums and mailing lists, the professional ones etc.
When I run out of space on my real-name gmail address, I created a new one with the purpose to use it to "archive" older emails. Well, now the archive is full, and I must have mixed up the settings because it was accidentally used also to SEND email, meaning that there are clients who have that address on file.
I have been trying for a week to tidy it up. At first, I kept every single email I received because "you never know in life". However, in 2023 reading the first email notifications from FB seems a little over the top. I have spent an afternoon just to go through my 2008-2009 mail, then it surged to thousands of emails per year and it is too time-consuming to go through them.
In the last 5 years I have been diligently deleting every advertising email and non-important emails, however the space is never enough. This year, I had to purchase space from Google for my mail Gmail account (real-name account).
What are your best practices to keep your mail in order?