Getting Things Done (GTD) fans may be interested in the latest way to “belt-tighten” in this time of multi-contraction: Declaring E-Mail Bankruptcy.
Now, if I could just get an e-mail bailout….
“1) Collect the email addresses of everyone you haven’t replied to. Paste them into the BCC field of a new message you’ll send to yourself.
2) Write a polite note explaining your predicament. Apologize profusely – … and promise to keep up with your email in the future. Try to sound credible.
3) Ask for a resend of anything particularly pressing, and offer to give such messages special attention.”