The Ultimate Way to get to Inbox Zero. Yes, I am that guy. I religiously go through my emails, and relentlessly move emails I can't deal with immediately to a pending folder, and delete or deal with the rest until there aren't any left. My inbox seldom contains more than 20 or 30 emails. I then, on a regular basis during the day, deal with the pending mailbox on an email by email basis. There is no way to describe the great feeling I get a few times a day when my Inbox, my pending inbox, and my spam and trash folders are empty. Nobody waiting for my replies. Nobody patiently wondering how I will respond. All is right with the world. If you have thousands of emails you haven't read or dealt with in your Inbox, now is the time to clean it out. You will feel better. I know I will.