I've been hearing all the time the "INBOX ZERO" approach.
I follow a "unbold"/"unmarked" approach, which basically means that if there isn't any BOLD or MARK messages, I don't have anything ACTIONABLE on the list, although the INBOX is not really empty. The number of e-mails is irrelevant, if you guarantee that there's all REFERENCE.
Does anyone have a similar approach?
The reasons for this: that saves me the trouble of managing archive folders/ deciding where is goes / or deciding whether I want to delete an item or not. Considering the powerfull SEARCH engine of most e-mail programs and the decreasing cost of disc space, I don't see real benefits in worrying about "emptying" the INBOX. Any tips that I may be overlooking on this approach would be highly appreciated.