I had nearly forgotten about The Email Cleaner. This morning I received an email from someone thanking me for it. Things like that just totally make my day.
When I receive an email from a friend and the email’s subject line begins with “FW:” I usually open it just long enough to see if it begins with a personal introduction. If it doesn’t then I usually trash it. Most of my closer friends learned this a long time ago and now take the time to at least start them off with, “Ricky – I read this and thought of you” or somehting like that. Even some of those are so cluttered with line breaks and “>> > >” that they are just too much trouble to try to read.
I’ve never done anything else to market this little tool. It has the 9th position in a Google search for “email cleaner”—much higher than some programs that you can buy and install to do the same thing. (I will admit that those programs have many more features and do a more thorough job though. There should be some Google ads on this very page to help you find one if you’re interested.) Once every month or so someone emails me a nice little “thank you” for the program. Looking at my logs it appears that it cleaned up at least 600 emails last month.
Do you forward emails? If so, give The Email Cleaner a try and let me know what you think. Although my instructions are quite wordy and are written for the total computer newbie, after you have used the program a time or two, you will see that it is quite simple and if you really do like the people that you are forwarding e-mail to, it is worth the effort. Basically it is just Copy, Paste, Click, Click, Copy, Paste. What could be easier?.