From CNN.com’s 12 steps to curing an e-mail addiction:
Alcoholics have one, and so do drug abusers. Now people addicted to e-mail also have a 12-step program designed to tackle their obsession.
An executive coach in Pennsylvania has devised a plan to teach people how to manage the electronic tool, which some users say can be as much an intrusive waste of time as it is fast-paced and efficient.
Here are a couple of steps from the 12-step program:
Make broad headings for your filing system so that you have to spend less time looking for filed material.
Deal immediately with any e-mail that can be handled in two minutes or less but create a file for mails that will take longer.
These two are GTD-esque. Read the piece even if you don’t consider yourself an email addict, because you’ll get ideas on how to reduce the time spent on email.