I get anywhere from 100 to 300 email messages a day at work (completely separate from my various personal email addresses). I know some people get many more, but even the amount I get tends to eat into my productivity. If you have a good system for managing heavy email loads, please let me know. Fred Wilson seems to have this problem as well, and says:
I am starting to rely on other mediums for communicating (following my kid’s lead) and while it allows me to be more productive, it also leaves less time for email.
I’ll say what I’ve said before on this blog. If you don’t get a reply and you really want one, send the email again.
If you don’t get a reply the second time, send it again. If you don’t get a reply after the third time, it probably means you aren’t going to get one.
I worry I’d get in trouble if I followed his system.