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Re^3: Google scripts, google, and email [cost of email]

by hv (Prior)
on Oct 11, 2022 at 02:57 UTC ( [id://11147337]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Google scripts, google, and email
in thread Google scripts, google, and email

Do well-intentioned people create a polluted digital spam ocean by sending mass email with attachments?

I spoke recently with a local deli owner who apologetically explained to me that she had recently been working to reduce her carbon footprint, and as part of that process was avoiding replying to emails except where strictly necessary. That prompted me to look into the carbon cost of email, on which subject there is quite a lot of information.

A lot of that is based on the first (2010) edition of How Bad are Bananas by Mike Berners-Lee (brother of Sir Tim), but the figures were substantially revised with more up-to-date information in the 2020 edition. See for example the carbon cost of an email.

This may be an angle - either as "carbon cost" (for the planet) or as "energy cost" (for the bills) - by which to argue your point.

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