Thu 26 July 2018
Thu 30 October 2014
Sure, you have a system which automatically filters incoming mail into appropriate folders -- most of these are for mailing lists, a few from specific companies or people -- but you still have mail that comes in to your inbox specifically because you want to see it and deal with it.
After you've read it and done something about it, you want to archive it, because storage is cheap and more reliable than your memory. Do you throw it all in a pile?