Inspired by Zac Hanlon’s piece on deadline-driven email folders I gave it a try. Each time I process my inbox I decide what I’ll actually Do – more than a 2 minute reply goes into a folder. I make time to process what’s in the folders – email needs to be treated as a task in itself. Categorising by priority is a game changer – knowing the TODAY folder is the only one that really matters is like a clear signal standing out from the noise of a busy day.