Ever notice that it is easier to process less important stuff than more important stuff.
Email especially - but I have noticed the same thing with classification jobs, such as classifiying and rating patents.
Email especially - sort the email by sender, by subject, etc. If I had the ability to cluster by keywords.
"Sorting, not searching".
On this trip I have been able to empty literally thousands of emails from my account. But the last hundred are non-uniform, and are more of a hassle to handle.
For these last, I need an efficient manual scan - buttons for archiving, action required, deferred, etc. The GTD stuff, maybe a few more.
Unfortunately, I don't have such a simple email scanner.