In case you didn't know we live on a family farm in western Illinois. September and October not only am I a football widow but a farm widow as well. Now that the boys are raised and out on there own it's great. No hubby in and out all day.
I have several email accounts. You might also. I don't know how you manage yours, but my inboxes can get overloaded at times. Right now in my personal and writing accounts I have 241 unread emails and 684 total emails. Looking around the room I'm working in reveals that the clutter doesn't limit itself to my inboxes.
Many of the emails won't get looked at. Many are from places I shop online alerting me of sales, new products, etc. These I'll get rid of pretty quickly. Just do a 'from' sort highlight them all and delete. Others resemble the pile of snail mail and magazines growing on my counter. The 'oh, that looks interesting' and 'I need to deal with that sometime.'
This is especially true in my writing email. It's the one you would email if you want to contact me as Sophie. There are emails about writing and marketing and such. They fall into the 'oh, that looks interesting' group. I plan to read them all one day. I'm not sure when that one day will ever come, but they will most likely still be there if it ever does.