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Old 08 January 2019, 05:22 PM
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I think the author is a freelancer, and speaks of other freelancers having similar problems. I can see not being able to easily filter the emails coming in in that situation, and having lots of emails coming in that may need a glance to see if they require opening or response.

I just started a project of trying to manage my inbox at work, and I have some of the issues she talks about.

I already practice "inbox infinity" with my personal email. Because the emails are previewed in my phone notifications, if I don't need to do anything with it, I swipe away the notification, which does not open or delete the email. If I do need to respond, I usually do so pretty quickly. So I have an enormous amount of unread emails in my inbox. But they don't cause any issues, and I don't tend to have anxiety about them.
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