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Holidaymakers encouraged to delete emails

Holidaymakers encouraged to delete emails
5 Aug 2013

A charity worker is encouraging stressed out professionals to take an email sabbatical during the summer. 

Joana Breidenbach, of charity fundraisers Betterplace, told the BBC that every year she enjoys 'August unplugged'. 

Recent research by Financial News found that two in five respondents check their work email every day when on holiday. Only 15% said they don't check their emails at all. 

Ms Breidenbach's out of office message reads: 'Many thanks for your mail. Unfortunately I won't be able to read it, as I am taking my annual email sabbatical. From August 1-29 all my emails will be automatically deleted. See you in September, Yours Joana.'

Her approach is backed by Danah Boyd, a fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard University and an adviser to Microsoft, who said: 'I don't fear missing out because I know how important it is to truly, genuinely, actually take a break.'ADNFCR-408-ID-801620785-ADNFCR

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