It’s very easy to get caught up in your e-mail, checking almost every few minutes to see if you have another e-mail message. But that is a terrible waste of time. Better to check your e-mail only twice a day, more often only if you receive time-sensitive information. If you aren’t able to check your e-mail for a period of time, be sure to leave an outgoing message indicating the date when you will be reading and responding to your messages.
Separate attachments from e-mail, and electronically file them. Don’t allow e-mail to accumulate to the point that your server cannot handle another message.