Being in my 50's I am working on streamlining the amount of time I spend checking emails = just don't have the PATIENCE any more or time to read everything.
The challenge for me - after separating them into folders to not FORGET to check the folders
So out went that idea and now I am back to keeping everything in my IN box. Now I am under pressure to keep it down to a minimum or risk missing some important deadlines.
It got so stressful a few weeks ago - finally made the painful decision to "cancel" some Google Alerts I had. I just could not keep up. I love to read and had some alerts in place to feed my reading passion.
Oh well, maybe when I am retired and in my rocking chair I can go back to setting up the missing alerts - but not right now.