If you're anything like me, you have way too much e-mail to read it all. To try to cope with this, I've resorted to a collection of rules that sorts my mail into a Byzantine structure of folders. This helps a little, but has the problem of helping me miss a lot of mail as well. Things get neatly sorted into specific folders where they are summarily ignored for large periods of time. I just ran across a talk by Merlin Mann discussing a concept he calls "Inbox Zero." There are basically two main concepts:
That's all. I'm going to give it a shot and see how it works.
Apparently this talk was based on a series of blog posts.