1. Do it—what are you waiting for? Don’t just open, read and close. Actually take action on the email.
2. Delete it — once you have taken action you can delete it. You may even be able to delete without opening it.
3. Delegate it— need help? Don’t try to do everything yourself!
4. Defer it— wait only if you need further information or if it is in the future, otherwise refer to #1 and DO IT NOW!