Welcome to the
“Email Expiration Date”
This project is based on the idea of reducing the carbon footprint of the email marketing industry. While the simplest and most effective methods are to reduce the volume of emails sent and to lighten their weight, it is interesting to note that billions of commercial emails are stored indefinitely in data centers around the world. This project aims to reduce the increase in the volume of these messages stored for nothing.
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Provide senders of commercial emails with the means to specify an expiration date for their messages. This will make it easier for webmails and MBPs to design tools to (semi)automatically delete these emails.
Cette page a pour but d'essayer d'imaginer ce que pourrait représenter la quantité de disques nécessaires au stockage du volume d'emails envoyés en France. Photo by benjamin lehman on Unsplash En 2020, le SNCD indique que le volume d'emails Français est de 143.65...
It's been 3 months since the proposal to implement expiration dates in emails was launched, and now it's time to move forward. The next step is to set up different working groups. In order to discuss this, we will organize 2 meetings on July 1st, one in French, one in...
At the end of March, I published a proposal to reduce the environmental impact of the almost indefinite storage of most emails. The proposal: to add an expiration date to some types of emails (mainly commercial), so that they can be deleted almost automatically. This...
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The main difficulty with an initiative like this is adoption. The 3 actors in the chain must all move forward together. That’s why it’s crucial to gather support, to prove to everyone that it’s worth the time and effort.
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