I have a utility database that tells me what my inbox looks like. You see many people asking how to get a count of mails BY SENDER. It’s the ultimate spam-whacking tool. This is why places like Gmail don’t support it and never will. They want that spam sitting right where it is, spilling metadata. The more junk mail sits on your Gmail account, the more they know about you.
Well, long story short, here’s a pivot table of the whole thing. This is mail received by week, but with an important caveat — this is only what remains after some mail is moved, and some is deleted. The dip at the end of 2014 is not a reduction in inbound mail, but the result of a cleanup I did in January. I whacked several thousand e-mails — more than the link to my hosting could keep up with. I’ll get back to it.