I have been using Sanebox for a few months now, and apart from the excellent application which has been an amazing tool for overcoming the tyranny of thousands of emails, the support from Sanebox is amazing. I asked Sanebox for some advice on how to overcome the thousands of emails and reminders I had and the founder Stuart Roseman personally replied with some brilliant advice:
If it takes less than 2 minutes, don’t defer it. Just do it.
X% just do it now
Y% forward to someone else for processing
Z% decide this issue will never be that important and you aren’t going to deal with it. So simply trash or archive it.
W% put these off into the future **when** they **will** be the “most” important thing for you to deal with
I am doing my best to follow this advice. I can see my in box already climbing down rapidly from (seriously) 10,000+ unread emails.