E-cleaning days: let’s send a message to the planet by deleting our excess e-mails

When it comes to protecting our planet, every little gesture counts. Adopting and sharing positive habits leads to greater energy conservation.  
For example, recycling old phones, switching off unused electronic devices when we’re not using them and deleting unwanted email reduces energy consumption and indirectly lowers greenhouse gas emissions.

Adopting greener habits

Trier ses e-mails  dès réception

Sort your emails as soon as your receive them

Get into the habit of sorting your emails as soon as you receive them. You’ll be able to more easily identify the messages you want to delete.

Supprimer les emails  les plus lourds

Delete the biggest emails

By sorting your emails by size, you can see the ones that are taking up the most space. This enables you to delete your biggest files in the blink of an eye.

Se débarrasser  des spams

Clear out your spam folder

Spam is the main cause of an overloaded mailbox. To remove it permanently, unsubscribe at the bottom of the newsletters that you receive.

Vider les éléments supprimés

Empty your trash folder

When you delete e-mails, they are then stored in a trash folder. Remember to empty it on a regular basis.

Email and energy saving in key figures

2.7 Billion

The number of energy-efficient light bulbs we could shut off for one hour if all French citizens deleted 50 old emails”.


Lighting the Eiffel Tower consumes 580,000 kWh annually, which translates into an average of 1,589 kWh every day. If each Orange employee deleted 50 unimportant emails, we could turn the Eiffel Tower’s lighting off one day a month for an entire year.

Discover other digital green hacks at bienvivreledigital.orange.fr (in French)

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