There was a time when I actually looked forward to receiving email. This was back when I started university and logging onto the Unix servers was pretty cool. We compulsively checked our email. Years later, I still enjoyed having a mail icon in my task bar to indicate that I had received new mail. But what if you receive way too much email? How do you deal with it effectively?
There’s nothing more overwhelming than opening up your email and being greeted by 10 new emails on top of the hundreds that you still have in there. It’s easy to lose track of what you need to do. One of the ways to stay on top of things is Inbox Zero and Merlin Mann invented it.