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Email management is a tricky thing, especially for lawyers who live in Outlook. The most important thing I've done to stay on top of my Inbox was commit to having 0 messages in it as much as possible. An Inbox is a place for unsorted items - leaving messages piling up in there means you haven't made decisions about what you've received. I have a bunch of folders with labels like: !ACTION, !WAITING, @REFERENCE, @READ along with my #PROJECTS and others. As soon as a message comes in, if it can't be answered in 2 minutes, I place it in a relevant folder. Then about 2 to 3 times in the day I clear out the folders as best I can. I find this method helps me keep the Inbox clear, and the work moving. What do others do to keep it all from piling up?