Having just come back from a four day trip to southern spain (28 degress…hmm) I know what this post is getting at, how to clean out your red inbox.
My big tip here is to start with the most recent emails and work backwards. That way you can deal with the latest version of a hideous chain email and then just detail all the earlier versions. Secondly it stops you responding to something that may have already been resolved. There’s nothing worse than banging out an email and then reading one a bit more recent that says exactly what you said.