I wanted to know how others deal with e-mails.
Since I got gmail shortly after it came out, I have not felt the need to organize and delete all the things that come in.
The oldest dates back to 1/31/06, almost three years ago.
Initially I thought I'd keep e-mails from people I may want to borrow from for headlines or my own offers, for example to look back and trace the Butterfly Marketing launch and many that came after it.
Yet so far it's rare that I do look back for things, maybe once a month.
The thought is that Google gives us so much space, we could go 10 years without having to clean the inbox, and our time is more valuable than to designate it for such a non-moneymaking "chore".
And its search feature makes it usually pretty easy to find old e-mails, as needed. Probably better than the Outlook I used way back when.
(At the same time, these comments feel like rationalizations, because there is the feeling or sense of having a desk with 123,500 letters piled to the ceiling and spewing on the floor... the fact that this is quite a large pile of clutter, contributing to or mirroring the clutter in my mind.)
(...Or at least that's a theory some "law of attraction" coaches would espouse.)
How do you deal with e-mail in your inbox.... or do you?