I had gotten into the habit of keeping my e-mail inbox at 0 by creating archive folders, and sorting everything that came in, putting things that didn’t require followup in the archive folder, and flagging the things that needed followup, and working through the flagged folder (mac os x mail… nice!)
The last few weeks I’ve just been inundated with mail and just got snowed. So this morning I have plowed through it and went from 405-ish e-mails with 95 unread to 0 e-mails with 0 unread in my inbox.
I can’t tell you how this frees my mind. I can conquer the world now!!