To preface, I still don’t respond to very much email. But these filters have helped make my Inbox much more wieldy:
- Inbox: Messages received from my team (@tumblr.com) and Rachel.
- Unsorted: Emails from everyone else. Separating these means my unread count only lights up for people I work or live with.
- Support: Support emails that have been assigned to me. This lets me crank through support and debugging early in the morning or in the early afternoon when I’m best at non-creative focus.
- Robots: All mailing lists and notifications.