If you have trouble staying on top of your e-mail, you might want to adopt one of the e-mail processing systems described in the following links.
However, read Merlin Mann’s On Chasing the Right “Zero” before you do so:
In my view, the titular ‘zero’ in Inbox Zero is not about the number of email messages that are sitting in your inbox at a given time. And, contrary to popular opinion, it’s absolutely not about spending hours of your precious day trying to achieve that empty inbox at any cost. … For me, the real ‘zero’ in Inbox Zero is more about consciously managing the amount of our attention that we commit (or, far more often, cede) to thinking and worrying about what may or may not be piling up while we’re away doing the real work of our lives.
- Inbox Zero by Merlin Mann (March 2007)
- Short summary by Bryan (March 2012)
Empty your Inbox by Joe Kissell (March 2009)
Zen and the Art of Gmail by Adam Engst (March 2011)
Inbox Zero for Life by Keith Rarick (22 January 2013)