How do you manage your inbox to keep focused on deep work, but make sure you don’t miss important items?

Livia More­au
I read through emails quick­ly to weed out the unim­por­tant ones (those I delete right away or send an answer back. If I reply it is no more than a cou­ple words or sen­tence that is need­ed), if I come across an email that will take more time or thought I mark it as unread and come back to it. Once I have gone through the emails in the way I return to the ones marked unread and spend time work­ing on those, often times I pair this with a to do list. Then work on com­plet­ing the to do list based on the emails.