Remember when you looked forward to receiving email. Not the delightful drivel we get now about REGISTERING TO WIN!! or how it is time to upgrade your software or that Gap's fall line is out and you can get a free pen with purchase.
The only email I look forward to is from friends and family. Maybe correspondence about this site or every once in a while a very well written newsletter like Lockergnome that I have asked to receive. So I decided to do something about it.
I unsubscribed from every email list that I am on. At last count, I had received 31 messages back telling me how much they will miss me. I feel liberated. My mailbox has been weeded out and I may now again respond to friends who have emailed me admist the clutter. Try it yourself and you may again welcome the gentle Inbox tone.