Over the election period, my inbox got clogged with over 7,000 e-mails. And that is only the e-mails which don’t get filtered into one of my 30 folders for various mailing lists or discussion groups I am on.
It’s tempting to just delete them all, but of the 7,000 there are always a couple of dozen that I need to respond to, even months later. I have a sort of triage system where I try and respond at the time to the urgent stuff and intend to come back to the other stuff, but then they drop out of sight.
Anyway over the last few days my holiday task has been to empty my inbox, and late last night it finally hit zero. Yay. Challenge for 2009 is to empty it no later than the end of each week!