Step 9: Budget time to sort e-mail
Plan to sort your e-mail messages. Too many people underestimate the amount of time sorting their e-mail will consume. By building time into your schedule, inbox management becomes an expectation in your daily routine rather than an annoyance that catches you off guard at inconvenient times.
The times of day and amount of time youll need to spend sorting your e-mail will depend on your specific schedule and work demands and your discipline.