In Steve Scott's book "DECLUTTER YOUR INBOX" the author, as is standard for all his works, provides valuable tips, suggestions and a course of action to help the reader "Declutter" the Inbox that has taken over many people's email accounts like wild vines overrunning a garden.
The reason I bought this book was because my own inbox had a whopping 10,000 emails in it dating back several years, and 99% of them just sitting there never to be looked at again. Although it was always on my "to-do-list" as one of those things to "get around to someday when I have time", I procrastinated and the inbox built itself into an email T-Rex. Although I don't get as many emails as Steve does, averaging only 6-10 a day, over the course of a few years it can grow into an uncontrollable mess without a "habit" to clean it up.
As Steve points out in this book, you need to develop the habit of keeping the inbox clean on a daily basis. With all the social media subscriptions these days that automatically sign you up, it doesn't take long to accumulate an army of mass emails. Throughout the book he introduces several techniques and links to useful debits/software that can help you do this. One of my favourites is the "Unrollme" website for getting rid of unwanted subscriptions and the email browser [google chrome, opera] for quickening the email sorting time.
The book is well structured and highly organized to be of benefit to both the "social emailer" who gets as few as 2 emails a day, to the "busy entrepreneur" who may be overrun with hundreds a day. Whatever your scenario, this book can help you to gain control of the situation. My favourite section was the one at the end "I have 10,000 emails! What do I do?" As I checked my inbox it was well over that. Steve gives 10 useful tips for getting to ZERO.
For less than $3.00 this book is of great value and worth the investment, as well as serving as a useful resource to reflect back on when you get stuck again or, if you need to refer to the techniques for handling the steady influx of email.