If you are overwhelmed by the number of e-mail messages in your Inbox, consider using rules. Rules help you manage your e-mail messages by performing actions on messages that match a specific set of conditions. After you create a rule, Microsoft Outlook applies the rule when a message arrives in your Inbox or when you send a message.
For example, you can automatically move e-mails from a specific sender to a folder for review at a later time. I have setup folders for subscriptions, groups to which I belong and specific people. I can review the e-mails sent when I have free time rather than sort through my Inbox every time I open e-mail. more